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.
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)
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 for the 2023 WTA 250 event in Hobart went on sale on the 19th of October 2022 through Ticket Master Australia.
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
Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Hobart. Please note that this schedule is not finalized and is subject to change.
|Monday – Day 1||9 January 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 2||10 January 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 3||11 January 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 4||12 January 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Friday – Day 5||13 January 2023||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 6||14 January 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday – Day 7||15 January 2023||Final|
- Singles: 32 players
- Doubles: 16 teams
- Qualifying: 24 players
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.
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.
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 Team||Points|
2020 Hobart International
The winner of the 2020 singles event was Elena Rybakina who beat Zhang Shuai 7–6, 6–3 in the singles final.
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.
|2020||Elena Rybakina||Zhang Shuai||7–6, 6–3|
|2019||Sofia Kenin||Anna Karolína Schmiedlova||6–3, 6–0|
|2018||Elise Mertens||Mihaela Buzarnescu||6–1, 4–6, 6–3|
|2017||Elise Mertens||Monica Niculescu||6–3, 6–1|
|2016||Alize Cornet||Eugenie Bouchard||6–1, 6–2|
|2015||Heather Watson||Madison Brengle||6–3, 6–4|
|2014||Garbine Muguruza||Klara Zakopalova||6–4, 6–0|
|2013||Elena Vesnina||Mona Barthel||6–3, 6–4|
|2012||Mona Barthel||Yanina Wickmayer||6–1, 6–2|
|2011||Jarmila Groth||Bethanie Mattek-Sands||6–4, 6–3|
|2010||Alona Bondarenko||Shahar Pe’er||6–2, 6–4|
|2009||Petra Kvitova||Iveta Benesova||7–5, 6–1|
|2008||Eleni Daniilidou||Vera Zvonareva||Walkover|
|2007||Anna Chakvetadze||Vasilisa Bardina||6–3, 7–6|
|2006||Michaella Krajicek||Iveta Benesova||6–2, 6–1|
|2005||Zheng Jie||Gisela Dulko||6–2, 6–0|
|2004||Amy Frazier||Shinobu Asagoe||6–3, 6–3|
|2003||Alicia Molik||Amy Frazier||6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|2002||Martina Suchá||Anabel Medina Garrigues||7–6, 6–1|
|2001||Rita Grande||Jennifer Hopkins||0–6, 6–3, 6–3|
|2000||Kim Clijsters||Chanda Rubin||2–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|1999||Chanda Rubin||Rita Grande||6–2, 6–3|
|1998||Patty Schnyder||Dominique van Roost||6–3, 6–2|
|1997||Dominique van Roost||Marianne Werdel Witmeyer||6–3, 6–3|
|1996||Julie Halard-Decugis||Mana Endo||6–1, 6–2|
|1995||Leila Meskhi||Li Fang||6–2, 6–3|
|1994||Mana Endo||Rachael McQuillan||6–1, 6–7, 6–4|
*No tournament was held in 2021 or 2022.