The WTA Charleston Open is a clay court tennis tournament held annually (usually in April) in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
The women’s tournament in Charleston is one of the longest-running tournaments on the WTA Tour, with the first tournament taking place in 1973.
The 2023 tournament was held at the Credit One Bank Stadium on Daniel Island which has a capacity of up to 10,200 tennis fans.
2023 WTA Charleston Open
|Location:||Charleston, South Carolina, USA|
|Tour Level:||WTA 500|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Clay Court|
|Draw Size:||64 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Total Prize Money:||$780,637|
The 2023 WTA Charleston Open took place from the 3rd to the 9th of April 2023, with qualifying for the singles competition taking place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2023.
In 2023, the tournament was held in the same week as the Copa Colsanitas WTA Cup in Bogota, Colombia, and the ATP tournaments in Estoril, Houston, Marrakech, and San Luis Potosi.
Tickets for the 2023 tournament were sold through the tournament’s official website, with single-session and multi-day tickets available to buy online.
The official entry list for the 2023 tournament has now been released with top WTA Tour Players including Ons Jabeur, Belinda Bencic, and Victoria Azarenka as well as home favorites Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys included in the singles draw.
The WTA Tour players listed below were seeded at the 2023 women’s singles competition in Charleston.
- Jessica Pegula
- Ons Jabeur
- Daria Kasatkina
- Belinda Bencic
- Veronika Kudermetova
- Victoria Azarenka
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Magda Linette
- Madison Keys
- Zhang Shuai
- Anhelina Kalinina
- Paula Badosa
- Danielle Collins
- Jil Teichmann
- Irina-Camelia Begu
- Marie Bouzková
Below was the tournament schedule for the 2023 tournament in Charleston, with the singles and doubles finals being played on Sunday, the 9th of April 2023.
|Monday, 3 April 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday, 4 April 2023||1st and 2nd Round Matches|
|Wednesday, 5 April 2023||2nd and 3rd Round Matches|
|Thursday, 6 April 2023||3rd Round Matches|
|Friday, 7 April 2023||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday, 8 April 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday, 9 April 2023||Finals|
If you are looking for the official schedule for the 2023 Charleston tennis tournament, it is available to view on the tournament’s official website.
The draws for the singles and doubles events at the 2023 WTA 250 tournament in Charleston can be viewed on the WTA Tour website (see links below).
Women’s Singles: View Draw
Women’s Singles Qualifying: View Draw
Women’s Doubles: View Draw
Prize Money and Points
The total prize fund for the 2023 Charleston Open was $780,637, with the prize money and points being split as follows.
The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2023 won $120,150 and 470 ranking points, while the runner-up won $74,155 and 305 ranking points.
The winners of the 2023 Women’s Doubles Event in Charleston received $40,100 ($20,050 each) and 470 points, with the runner-ups receiving $24,300 ($12,150 each) and 305 points.
|Round of 16||$4,350||1|
WTA Charleston Past Winners and Runner Ups
The tournament has long been a popular event on the WTA tour with past champions in Charleston including greats like Justine Henin, Steffi Graf, Tracy Austin, and Martina Navratilova.
The current champion in the singles event is Ons Jabeur who beat Belinda Bencic 7-6, 6–4 in the final of the 2023 singles tournament (see match highlights from the final below).
Chris Evert holds the record for most titles in Charleston with eight titles to her name, followed by Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova with four titles each.
The below list of past winners and runner-ups in the singles event in Charleston goes back to 2012. For a full list, check the official WTA Tour website.
|2023||Ons Jabeur||Belinda Bencic||7-6, 6-4|
|2022||Belinda Bencic||Ons Jabeur||6-1, 5-7, 6-4|
|2021||Veronika Kudermetova||Danka Kovinic||6–4, 6–2|
|2019||Madison Keys||Caroline Wozniacki||7–6, 6–3|
|2018||Kiki Bertens||Julia Görges||6–2, 6–1|
|2017||Daria Kasatkina||Jeļena Ostapenko||6–3, 6–1|
|2016||Sloane Stephens||Elena Vesnina||7–6, 6–2|
|2015||Angelique Kerber||Madison Keys||6–2, 4–6, 7–5|
|2014||Andrea Petkovic||Jana Cepelova||7–5, 6–2|
|2013||Serena Williams||Jelena Jankovic||3–6, 6–0, 6–2|
|2012||Serena Williams||Lucie Safarova||6–0, 6–1|
Desirae Krawczyk and Danielle Collins are the current champions in the doubles event after beating Giuliana Olmos and Ena Shibahara 0-6, 6-4, 14-12 in the doubles final in 2023.
Martina Navratilova holds the record for the most doubles titles at Charleston with seven titles to her name with seven different partners.
The below list of past winners and runner-ups in doubles in Charleston goes back to 2012. For a full list, check the official WTA Tour website.
|2023||Desirae Krawczyk and Danielle Collins||Giuliana Olmos and Ena Shibahara||0-6, 6-4, 14-12|
|2022||Andreja Klepac and Magda Linette||Lucie Hradecká and Sania Mirza||6-2, 4-6, 10-7|
|2021||Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs||Marie Bouzková and Lucie Hradecká||6–2, 6–4|
|2019||Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Alicja Rosolska||Irina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermetova||7–6, 6–2|
|2018||Alla Kudryavtseva and Katarina Srebotnik||Andreja Klepač and María José Martínez Sánchez||6–3, 6–3|
|2017||Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová||Lucie Hradecká and Kateřina Siniaková||6–1, 4–6, 10–7|
|2016||Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic||Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová||6–2, 7–5|
|2015||Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza||Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak||6–0, 6–4|
|2014||Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova||Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan||7–6, 6–2|
|2013||Kristina Mladenovic and Lucie Šafářová||Andrea Hlaváčková and Liezel Huber||6–3, 7–6|
|2012||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Šafářová||Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova||5–7, 6–4, 10–6|