WTA Charleston Open

The WTA Charleston Open is a clay court tennis tournament that is held annually in Charleston, South Carolina.

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 2022 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:$888,636

Dates

The 2023 WTA Charleston Open will take place from the 3rd to the 9th of April 2023.

In 2023, the tournament will be held in the same week as the Copa Colsanitas WTA Cup in Bogota, Colombia, and the ATP tournaments in Estoril, Houston, and Marrakech.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 tournament are now on sale through the tournament’s official website, with single-session and multi-day tickets available to buy online.

Players

The official entry list for the 2023 tournament has not yet been released but in 2022 top WTA Tour Players including Paula Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka, Leylah Fernandez, and Ons Jabeur as well as home favorites Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens were included in the singles draw.

The WTA Tour players listed below were seeded at the 2022 women’s singles competition in Charleston.

  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Paula Badosa
  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Leylah Fernandez
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Madison Keys
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Alize Cornet
  • Sloane Stephens
  • Aja Tomljanovic
  • Amanda Anisimova
  • Shuai Zhang

Schedule

Below is the expected tournament schedule for the 2023 tournament in Charleston.

If you are looking for the official schedule for the 2022 Charleston tennis tournament, it is available on the tournament’s official website.

DateRound
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

Qualifying for the singles competition will take place on the 1st and 2nd of April 2023.

Draw

The draws for the singles and doubles events at the 2023 WTA 250 tournament in Charleston will be made closer to the start of the tournament.

Singles Draw: TBC

Singles Qualifying Draw: TBC

Doubles Draw: TBC

Prize Money and Points

The total prize fund for 2023 has not been confirmed yet but for the 2022 tournament, it was $888,636, which was an increase of approximately $323,000 from the prize money awarded in 2021.

How the prize money and points were split by round in 2022 is detailed below.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 won $158,800 and 470 ranking points, while the runner up won $98,190 and 305 ranking points.

Prize money at each of the different levels has increased when compared to the amounts awarded in 2021.

Performance20222021Points
Winner$158,800$68,570470
Finalist$98,190$50,130305
Semifinalist$49,600$26,745185
Quarterfinalist$19,400$12,670100
3rd Round$9,900$6,48055
2nd Round$5,420$4,10030
1st Round$3,980$3,3301

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the 2022 Women’s Doubles Event in Charleston won $42,650 ($21,325 each) and 470 points, with the runner ups winning $25,900 ($12,950 each) and 305 points.

Performance20222021Points
Winner$42,650$25,230470
Finalist$25,900$17,750305
Semifinalist$14,720$10,000185
Quarterfinalist$7,650$5,500100
Round 1$4,600$3,5001

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 Belinda Bencic who beat Ons Jabeur 6–4, 6–2 in the final of the 2022 singles tournament.

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
2022Belinda BencicOns Jabeur6-1, 5-7, 6-4
2021Veronika KudermetovaDanka Kovinić6–4, 6–2
2020N/AN/AN/A
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 Čepelová7–5, 6–2
2013Serena WilliamsJelena Janković3–6, 6–0, 6–2
2012Serena WilliamsLucie Šafářová6–0, 6–1

Women’s Doubles

Andreja Klepac and Magda Linette are the current champions in the doubles event after beating Lucie Hradecká and Sania Mirza 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 in the doubles final in 2022.

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
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
2020N/AN/AN/A
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