Hobart International

The Hobart International is an annual tennis tournament on the WTA Tour that is played on outdoor hard courts in Hobart, Australia.

The first WTA tournament in Hobart was played in 1994 with Mana Endo winning the singles and Linda Wild and Chanda Rubin winning the doubles.

The 2023 tournament will be the 28th edition of the event.

Hobart International

2023 Hobart International

Location: Hobart, Australia
Level: WTA 250
Venue: Hobart International Tennis Centre
Court Surface: Outdoor Hard Courts
Draw Size: 32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money: $251,750 (2020)

Dates

The 2023 Hobart International tennis tournament will be held from the 9th to the 14th of January 2023, with the tournament being played in the same week as the tournaments in Adelaide, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 WTA 250 event in Hobart went on sale on the 19th of October 2022 through Ticket Master Australia.

Players

The entry list for the 2023 tournament has not been released yet but below is a selection of players who played in the singles in 2020.

  • Caroline Garcia
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Elise Mertens 
  • Garbine Muguruza
  • Heather Watson
  • Magda Linette
  • Rebecca Peterson
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Zhang Shuai

Schedule

Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Hobart. Please note that this schedule is not finalized and is subject to change.

DayDateRound
Monday – Day 19 January 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 210 January 20231st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 311 January 20232nd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 412 January 20232nd Round Matches
Friday – Day 513 January 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 614 January 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 715 January 2023Final

Draw

Draw Sizes:

  • Singles: 32 players
  • Doubles: 16 teams
  • Qualifying: 24 players

Draws

The draw for the 2022 singles and doubles tournaments in Hobart will be made closer to the start of the tournament.

Singles Qualifying Draw: TBD

Singles Main Draw: TBD

Doubles Draw: TBD

The draws for 2020 are available to view on the WTA Tour website.

Prize Money and Points

The total financial commitment (including Prize Money) for the 2023 tournament has not been released but in 2020 it was $251,750.

How the prize money and points are to be split for 2023 has not been released yet but below is how it was split for the 2020 championships.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the singles tournament in 2020 (Elena Rybakina) won $43,000 and 280 ranking points, while the runner up (Zhang Shuai) won $21,400 and 180 ranking points.

Performance$Points
Winner$43,000280
Finalist$21,400180
Semifinalist$11,600110
Quarterfinalist$6,27560
2nd Round$3,60030
1st Round$2,3001

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the doubles competition in 2020 won $13,580 ($6,790 each) and 280 points, while the runner ups won $7,200 ($3,600 each) and 180 points.

Performance$ – Per TeamPoints
Winners$13,580280
Finalists$7,200180
Semifinalists$4,000110
Quarterfinalists$2,30060
1st Round$1,5201

2020 Hobart International

Women’s Singles

The winner of the 2020 singles event was Elena Rybakina who beat Zhang Shuai 7–6, 6–3 in the singles final.

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the 2020 doubles tournament were Nadiia Kichenok and Sania Mirza who beat Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai 6–4, 6–4 in the doubles final.

WTA Hobart Past Winners and Runner Ups (Singles)

Elise Mertens currently holds the record for most singles titles in Hobart with two to her name (2018 and 2017).

Other notable past winners include grand slam champions Elena Rybakina, Sofia Kenin, Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, and Kim Clijsters.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2023TBDTBDTBD
2022N/A*N/A*N/A*
2021N/A*N/A*N/A*
2020Elena RybakinaZhang Shuai7–6, 6–3
2019Sofia KeninAnna Karolína Schmiedlova6–3, 6–0
2018Elise MertensMihaela Buzarnescu6–1, 4–6, 6–3
2017Elise MertensMonica Niculescu6–3, 6–1
2016Alize CornetEugenie Bouchard6–1, 6–2
2015Heather WatsonMadison Brengle6–3, 6–4
2014Garbine MuguruzaKlara Zakopalova6–4, 6–0
2013Elena VesninaMona Barthel6–3, 6–4
2012Mona BarthelYanina Wickmayer6–1, 6–2
2011Jarmila GrothBethanie Mattek-Sands6–4, 6–3
2010Alona BondarenkoShahar Pe’er6–2, 6–4
2009Petra KvitovaIveta Benesova7–5, 6–1
2008Eleni DaniilidouVera ZvonarevaWalkover
2007Anna ChakvetadzeVasilisa Bardina6–3, 7–6 
2006Michaella KrajicekIveta Benesova6–2, 6–1
2005Zheng JieGisela Dulko6–2, 6–0
2004Amy FrazierShinobu Asagoe6–3, 6–3
2003Alicia MolikAmy Frazier6–2, 4–6, 6–4
2002Martina SucháAnabel Medina Garrigues7–6, 6–1
2001Rita GrandeJennifer Hopkins0–6, 6–3, 6–3
2000Kim ClijstersChanda Rubin2–6, 6–2, 6–2
1999Chanda RubinRita Grande6–2, 6–3
1998Patty SchnyderDominique van Roost6–3, 6–2
1997Dominique van RoostMarianne Werdel Witmeyer6–3, 6–3
1996Julie Halard-DecugisMana Endo6–1, 6–2
1995Leila MeskhiLi Fang6–2, 6–3
1994Mana EndoRachael McQuillan6–1, 6–7, 6–4

*No tournament was held in 2021 or 2022.