The Hobart International is an annual tennis tournament on the WTA Tour that is played on outdoor hard courts in Hobart, Australia, with the 2023 tournament being the 28th edition of the event.
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.
2023 Hobart International
|Venue:||Hobart International Tennis Centre|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Prize Money:||$259,303 (2023)|
The 2023 Hobart International tennis tournament was held from the 9th to the 14th of January 2023, with the tournament being played in the same week as the tournaments in Adelaide and Melbourne in Australia, and Auckland in New Zealand.
Tickets for the 2023 WTA 250 event in Hobart went on sale on the 19th of October 2022 through Ticket Master Australia.
Players (Entry List)
The official entry list for the 2023 tournament has now been released and but below is a selection of players who played in 2023.
- Alison Van Uytvanck
- Alize Cornet
- Anhelina Kalinina
- Bernarda Pera
- Claire Liu
- Elisabetta Cocciaretto
- Elise Mertens
- Jaqueline Cristian
- Jasmine Paolini
- Lauren Davis
- Laura Siegemund
- Lin Zhu
- Lucia Bronzetti
- Madison Brengle
- Magda Linette
- Marie Bouzkova
- Mayar Sherif
- Patricia Maria Tig
- Rebecca Marino
- Yulia Putintseva
In addition to the players listed above, there will also be up to four wild card entries (Including Sloane Stephens and Sofia Kenin) and six qualifiers included in the singles draw.
Below was the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Hobart, with the singles final being played on the 14th of January 2023.
|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||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Friday – Day 5||13 January 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 6||14 January 2023||Final|
The draw for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Hobart can be viewed on the WTA Tour website (see links below).
Singles Qualifying: View Draw
Singles Main: View Draw
Doubles: View Draw
- Singles: 32 players
- Doubles: 16 teams
- Qualifying: 24 players
Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment (including Prize Money) for the 2023 tournament in Hobart was $259,303.
How the prize money and points are to be split for 2023 is detailed below.
The winner of the singles tournament in 2023 won $34,228 (2020: $43,000) and 280 ranking points, while the runner up won $20,226 (2020: $21,400) and 180 ranking points.
The winners of the doubles competition in 2023 received $12,447 ($6,223.50 each) and 280 points, while the runner ups received $7,000 ($3,500 each) and 180 points.
|Performance||$ – Per Team||Points|
2023 Hobart International
The winner of the 2023 singles event was Lauren Davis who beat Elisabetta Cocciaretto 7–6, 6–2 in the singles final.
The winners of the 2023 doubles tournament were Kirsten Flipkens and Laura Siegemund who beat Viktorija Golubic and Panna Udvardy 6-4, 7-5 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.
|2023||Lauren Davis||Elisabetta Cocciaretto||7–6, 6–2|
|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.