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

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 2022, the tournament is sponsored by the pensions insurance specialist Rothesay Life PLC so the 2022 tournament will be called the Rothesay Classic Birmingham.

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Birmingham Classic

Birmingham Classic Quick Facts

Tournament Name:WTA Birmingham Classic
Location:Birmingham, England
WTA Tour Level:WTA 250
Tournament Sponsor:Rothesay Life PLC
Court Surface:Outdoor Grass
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$251,750
Official Website:https://www.lta.org.uk/fan-zone/international/rothesay-classic-birmingham/

When will the 2022 Birmingham Classic take place?

The 2022 tournament in Birmingham will take place from the 13th to the 19th of June 2022.

Qualifying for the singles tournament will take place on the 11th and 12th of June 2022.

The tournament will be played in the same week as the ATP 500 tournament in London, England, and Halle, Germany and the WTA 500 tournament in Berlin.

How do you get tickets for the Birmingham Classic?

Tickets for the 2022 tournament in Birmingham are on sale now. Check out the LTA’s official ticketing website for more information on ticketing for the 2022 tournament.

2022 Birmingham Classic Players

The entry list for the 2022 tournament is not available yet.

Check back closer to the start of the tournament for the entry list for this year’s tournament.

Below is a list of some of the top WTA players that entered the tournament in 2021:

  • Elise Mertens
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Donna Vekić
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Jeļena Ostapenko
  • Zhang Shuai

2022 Birmingham Classic Schedule

DayDateRound
Monday – Day 113th of June 20221st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 214th of June 20221st and 2nd Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 315th of June 20222nd and 3rd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 416th of June 20223rd Round Matches
Friday – Day 517th of June 2022Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 618th of June 2022Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 719th of June 2022Final

The tournament schedule detailed above is subject to change.

2022 Birmingham Classic Order of Play

Once the tournament has started you will be able to view the schedule for each day’s play by following the below links:

Day 1 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day1

Day 2 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day2

Day 3 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day3

Day 4 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day4

Day 5 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day5

Day 6 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day6

Day 7 Schedule: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1052/birmingham/2022/order-of-play/#Day7

2022 Birmingham Classic Draw

The draw for the 2022 tournament is not available yet. Check back closer to the tournament start date, for details of the draw for 2022.

If you are looking for the draws for the 2021 tournament then they can be viewed on the Official WTA Tour website.

2022 Birmingham Classic Prize Money and WTA Points

The total prize money for the 2022 tournament will be $251,750.

How the prize money and WTA Points are to be split for the 2022 tournament is not available yet but below is how the prize money and WTA Points were split for the 2021 tournament.

2021 Singles Prize Money and Points

Performance2021 Prize MoneyWTA Points
Winner$29,800280
Finalist$16,398180
Semifinalist$10,100110
Quarterfinalist$5,80060
2nd Round$3,67530
1st Round$2,6751

The winner of the WTA 250 Singles Event in 2021 received $29,800 in prize money and 280 WTA ranking points, with the runner up receiving $16,398 in prize money and 180 WTA ranking points.

Players losing in the 1st round of the tournament received $2,675 in prize money and 1 WTA Ranking Point.

2021 Doubles Prize Money (Per Team) and Points

Performance2021 Prize MoneyWTA Points
Winners$10,300280
Finalists$6,000180
Semifinalists$3,800110
Quarterfinalists$2,30060
1st Round$1,7501

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2021 received $10,300 ($5,150 each) in prize money, with the runner ups receiving $6,000 ($3,000 each).

Teams losing in the 1st round received $1,750 in prize money and 1 WTA Ranking Point.

WTA Birmingham Past Winners and Runner Ups

Singles Winners and Runner Ups

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2021Ons JabeurDaria Kasatkina7–5, 6–4
2020N/AN/ATournament not Held
2019Ashleigh BartyJulia Görges6–3, 7–5
2018Petra KvitováMagdaléna Rybáriková4–6, 6–1, 6–2
2017Petra KvitováAshleigh Barty4–6, 6–3, 6–2
2016Madison KeysBarbora Strýcová6–3, 6–4
2015Angelique KerberKarolína Plíšková6–7, 6–3, 7–6
2014Ana IvanovicBarbora Strýcová6–3, 6–2
2013Daniela HantuchováDonna Vekić7–6, 6-4
2012Melanie OudinJelena Janković6–4, 6–2

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

The defending champion in the women’s singles event is Ons Jabeur who beat Daria Kasatkina 7–5, 6–4 in the final of the 2021 tournament.

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

Doubles Winners and Runner Ups

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2021Marie Bouzková and Lucie HradeckáOns Jabeur and Ellen Perez6–4, 2–6, 10–8
2020N/AN/ATournament not Held
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

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

Marie Bouzková and Lucie Hradecká are the defending champions in the Women’s doubles event in Birmingham after beating Ons Jabeur and Ellen Perez 6–4, 2–6, 10–8 in the final in 2021.