Birmingham Classic

The Birmingham Classic is a WTA 250 tennis tournament that is played on outdoor grass courts at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England.

The tournament has had many different names over the years including the Aegon Classic, the DFS Classic, the Dow Classic, the Edgbaston Cup, and the Viking Classic.

In 2023, the tournament will be sponsored by the pensions insurance specialist Rothesay Life PLC so the 2023 tournament will be called the Rothesay Classic Birmingham.

Birmingham Classic

Birmingham Classic 2023

Location:Birmingham, England
Tour Level:WTA 250
Tournament Sponsor:Rothesay Life PLC
Court Surface:Outdoor Grass
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$259,303


The 2023 WTA Birmingham Classic tennis tournament took place from the 19th to the 25th of June 2023, with qualifying for the singles tournament taking place on the 17th and 18th of June 2023.

The 2023 tournament was played in the same week as the ATP 500 tournaments in London, England, and Halle, Germany, and the WTA tournaments in Berlin and Venice.


Tickets for the 2023 Birmingham open tennis tournament were sold through the LTA’s official ticketing website.


The official entry list for 2023 has now been released and below is a list of players that played in the 2023 WTA singles tournament in Birmingham:

  • Alycia Parks
  • Anastasia Potapova 
  • Anhelina Kalinina
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Barbora Strycova
  • Bernarda Pera
  • Camila Giorgi
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Jasmine Paolini
  • Jelena Ostapenko
  • Jodie Burrage
  • Harrier Dart
  • Lin Zhu
  • Linda Noskova
  • Magda Linette
  • Marie Bouzkova
  • Marta Kostyuk
  • Shuai Zhang
  • Sorana Cirstea
  • Venus Williams (WIldcard)


Below was the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Birmingham with the singles final being played on Sunday, the 25th of June 2023.

Saturday – Day 117th of June 2023Qualifiers
Sunday – Day 218th of June 2023Qualifiers
Monday – Day 319th of June 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 420th of June 20231st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 521st of June 20232nd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 622nd of June 20232nd Round Matches
Friday – Day 723rd of June 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 824th of June 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 925th of June 2023Final


The draws for the 2023 tournament in Birmingham are now available to view on the WTA Tour (see links below).

2023 Women’s Singles: View Draw

2023 Women’s Singles Qualifying: View Draw

2023 Women’s Doubles: View Draw

Prize Money and Ranking Points

The total prize money for the 2023 WTA Birmingham tennis tournament was $259,303, with the prize money and ranking points being split as follows.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2023 won $34,228 (2022: $33,200) and 280 ranking points, with the runner-up winning $20,226 (2022: $19,750) and 180 ranking points.

Players losing in the 1st round of the tournament won $2,804 (2022: $2,725) and 1 WTA Ranking Point.

2nd Round$3,92030
1st Round$2,8041

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2023 won $12,447 ($6,223.50 each) and 280 points, with the runner-ups winning $7,000 ($3,500 each) and 180 points.

Teams losing in the 1st round won $1,848 ($924 each) and 1 WTA Ranking Point.

1st Round$1,8481

WTA Birmingham Past Winners and Runner Ups

The tournament has been held in Birmingham since 1982 with past singles champions including Billie Jean King, Pam Shriver, and Martina Navratilova.

Women’s Singles

The current champion in the women’s singles event is Jeļena Ostapenko who beat Barbora Krejčíková 7-6, 6-4 in the 2023 final (see match highlights below).

Pam Shriver currently holds the record for most WTA Birmingham singles titles with four titles to her name (1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987).

The below list of previous winners and runner-ups goes back to 2012. For a full list, check out the WTA Tennis website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2023Jeļena OstapenkoBarbora Krejčíková7-6, 6-4
2022Beatriz Haddad MaiaZhang Shuai5-4 (retired)
2021Ons JabeurDaria Kasatkina7–5, 6–4
2019Ashleigh BartyJulia Gorges6–3, 7–5
2018Petra KvitovaMagdalena Rybarikova4–6, 6–1, 6–2
2017Petra KvitovaAshleigh Barty4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2016Madison KeysBarbora Strycova6–3, 6–4
2015Angelique KerberKarolína Pliskova6–7, 6–3, 7–6
2014Ana IvanovicBarbora Strycova6–3, 6–2
2013Daniela HantuchovaDonna Vekic7–6, 6-4
2012Melanie OudinJelena Jankovic6–4, 6–2

Women’s Doubles

Barbora Krejčíková and Marta Kostyuk are the defending champions in the Women’s doubles event in Birmingham after defeating Alycia Parks and Storm Sanders 6-2, 7-6 in the 2023 final.

The below list of previous winners and runner-ups goes back to 2012. For a full list, check out the WTA Tennis website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2023Barbora Krejčíková and Marta KostyukAlycia Parks and Storm Sanders6-2, 7-6
2022Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jeļena OstapenkoElise Mertens and Zhang ShuaiWalkover
2021Marie Bouzková and Lucie HradeckáOns Jabeur and Ellen Perez6–4, 2–6, 10–8
2019Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora StrýcováAnna-Lena Grönefeld and Demi Schuurs6–4, 6–7, 10–8
2018Tímea Babos and Kristina MladenovicElise Mertens and Demi Schuurs4–6, 6–3, 10–8
2017Ashleigh Barty and Casey DellacquaChan Hao-ching and Zhang Shuai6–1, 2–6, 10–8
2016Karolína Plíšková and Barbora StrýcováVania King and Alla Kudryavtseva6–3, 7–6
2015Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez NavarroAndrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká6–4, 6–4
2014Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail SpearsAshleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua7-6, 6-1
2013Ashleigh Barty and Casey DellacquaCara Black and Marina Erakovic7-5, 6-4
2012Tímea Babos and Hsieh Su-weiLiezel Huber and Lisa Raymond7–5, 6–7, 10–8