The Istanbul Open is an outdoor clay court tennis tournament on the WTA Tour that takes place annually in Istanbul, Turkey.
From the start, tournament organizers had a vision of creating a tournament that would attract some of the best tennis players on the WTA Tour, as well as giving opportunities to some young Turkish players.
The tournament is currently sponsored by TEB BNP Paribas with matches being played at the TTF Istanbul Tennis Center located in the İstinye neighborhood of Istanbul.
2023 Istanbul Open
|Alternative Name:||TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul|
|Tour Level:||WTA 250|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Clay|
|2022 Champion(s):||Anastasia Potapova (Singles), Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova (Doubles)|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Prize Money:||$239,477 (2022)|
The 2023 WTA Istanbul Open tennis tournament will take place from the 17th to the 23rd of April 2023.
The tournament will be held in the same week as the WTA 500 tournament in Stuttgart and the ATP tournaments in Barcelona, Munich, and Banja Luka.
The official entry list for 2023 has not yet been released but in 2022, the tournament featured top WTA players like Elise Mertens, Sorana Cirstea, and Veronika Kudermetova.
Below is a list of the top eight seeds in singles for the 2022 Istanbul Tennis Tournament.
- Elise Mertens
- Sorana Cîrstea
- Veronika Kudermetova
- Anhelina Kalinina
- Jil Teichmann
- Ajla Tomljanovic
- Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Tereza Martincova
The 2023 tournament will start on Monday, the 17th of April, with the finals being played on Sunday, the 23rd of April 2023.
|Monday, 17 April 2022||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday, 18 April 2022||1st and 2nd Round Matches|
|Wednesday, 19 April 2022||2nd and 3rd Round Matches|
|Thursday, 20 April 2022||3rd Round Matches|
|Friday, 21 April 2022||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday, 22 April 2022||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday, 23 April 2022||Finals|
The draws for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Istanbul will be made closer to the start of the tournament.
Singles Qualifying Draw: TBC
Singles Draw: TBC
Doubles Draw: TBC
Prize Money and Points
The total prize fund for 2023 has not yet been confirmed but in 2022 it was $239,477, with the prize money and points for the 2022 singles and doubles tournaments in Istanbul being split as follows:
The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 won $31,000 and 280 ranking points, with the runner up receiving $18,037 and 180 ranking points.
The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 won $10,800 ($5,400 each) and 280 points, with the runner ups receiving $6,300 ($3,150 each) and 180 points.
WTA Istanbul Past Winners and Runner Ups
The current champion in the women’s singles event is Anastasia Potapova who beat Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 6–1 in the 2022 singles final in Istanbul.
Below is a list of previous winners of the singles event in Istanbul, going back to 2014.
|2022||Anastasia Potapova||Veronika Kudermetova||6-3, 6-1|
|2021||Sorana Cîrstea||Elise Mertens||6–1, 7–6|
|2020||Patricia Maria Țig||Eugenie Bouchard||2–6, 6–1, 7–6|
|2019||Petra Martić||Markéta Vondroušová||1–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|2018||Pauline Parmentier||Polona Hercog||6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|2017||Elina Svitolina||Elise Mertens||6–2, 6–4|
|2016||Çağla Büyükakçay||Danka Kovinić||3–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|2015||Lesia Tsurenko||Urszula Radwańska||7–5, 6–1|
|2014||Caroline Wozniacki||Roberta Vinci||6–1, 6–1|
Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo are the current champions in the women’s doubles event at the WTA Istanbul Open after beating Natela Dzalamidze and Kamilla Rakhimova 6–3, 6–4 in the 2022 doubles final.
Below is a list of previous winners of the doubles event in Istanbul, going back to 2014.
|2022||Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo||Natela Dzalamidze and Kamilla Rakhimova||6-3, 6-4|
|2021||Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens||Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya||6–1, 6–1|
|2020||Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk||Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders||6–1, 6–3|
|2019||Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic||Alexa Guarachi and Sabrina Santamaria||6–1, 6–0|
|2018||Liang Chen and Zhang Shuai||Xenia Knoll and Anna Smith||6–4, 6–4|
|2017||Dalila Jakupović and Nadiia Kichenok||Nicole Melichar and Elise Mertens||7–6, 6–2|
|2016||Andreea Mitu and İpek Soylu||Xenia Knoll and Danka Kovinić||Walkover|
|2015||Daria Gavrilova and Elina Svitolina||Çağla Büyükakçay and Jelena Janković||5–7, 6–1, 10–4|
|2014||Misaki Doi and Elina Svitolina||Oksana Kalashnikova and Paula Kania||6–4, 6–0|