WTA Charleston Open

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.

WTA Charleston Open

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.

  1. Jessica Pegula
  2. Ons Jabeur
  3. Daria Kasatkina
  4. Belinda Bencic
  5. Veronika Kudermetova
  6. Victoria Azarenka
  7. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  8. Magda Linette
  9. Madison Keys
  10. Zhang Shuai
  11. Anhelina Kalinina
  12. Paula Badosa
  13. Danielle Collins
  14. Jil Teichmann
  15. Irina-Camelia Begu
  16. 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 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday, 4 April 20231st and 2nd Round Matches
Wednesday, 5 April 20232nd and 3rd Round Matches
Thursday, 6 April 20233rd Round Matches
Friday, 7 April 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday, 8 April 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday, 9 April 2023Finals

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.

Women’s Singles

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.

3rd Round$9,34055
2nd Round$5,12030
1st Round$3,7401

Women’s Doubles

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$4,3501

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.

Women’s Singles

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.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2023Ons JabeurBelinda Bencic7-6, 6-4
2022Belinda BencicOns Jabeur6-1, 5-7, 6-4
2021Veronika KudermetovaDanka Kovinic6–4, 6–2
2019Madison KeysCaroline Wozniacki7–6, 6–3
2018Kiki BertensJulia Görges6–2, 6–1
2017Daria KasatkinaJeļena Ostapenko6–3, 6–1
2016Sloane StephensElena Vesnina7–6, 6–2
2015Angelique KerberMadison Keys6–2, 4–6, 7–5
2014Andrea PetkovicJana Cepelova7–5, 6–2
2013Serena WilliamsJelena Jankovic3–6, 6–0, 6–2
2012Serena WilliamsLucie Safarova6–0, 6–1

Women’s Doubles

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.

YearWinnersRunner UpsScore
2023Desirae Krawczyk and Danielle CollinsGiuliana Olmos and Ena Shibahara0-6, 6-4, 14-12
2022Andreja Klepac and Magda LinetteLucie Hradecká and Sania Mirza6-2, 4-6, 10-7
2021Nicole Melichar and Demi SchuursMarie Bouzková and Lucie Hradecká6–2, 6–4
2019Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Alicja RosolskaIrina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermetova7–6, 6–2
2018Alla Kudryavtseva and Katarina SrebotnikAndreja Klepač and María José Martínez Sánchez6–3, 6–3
2017Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie ŠafářováLucie Hradecká and Kateřina Siniaková6–1, 4–6, 10–7
2016Caroline Garcia and Kristina MladenovicBethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová6–2, 7–5
2015Martina Hingis and Sania MirzaCasey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak6–0, 6–4
2014Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava ShvedovaChan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan7–6, 6–2
2013Kristina Mladenovic and Lucie ŠafářováAndrea Hlaváčková and Liezel Huber6–3, 7–6
2012Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie ŠafářováAnabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova5–7, 6–4, 10–6