Istanbul Open

The Istanbul Open is an outdoor clay court 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.

Istanbul Open

Istanbul Open

Tournament Name:Istanbul Open
Alternative Name:TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul
Location:Istanbul, Turkey
WTA 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
Official Website:https://tennischampionship.istanbul/

When did the 2022 Istanbul Open take place?

The 2022 tournament in Istanbul took place from the 18th to the 24th of April 2022.

The tournament took place in the same week as the WTA 500 tournament in Stuttgart and the ATP tournaments in Barcelona and Belgrade.

How do you get tickets for the 2023 Istanbul Open?

For information on tickets for the 2023 tournament in Istanbul, check out the tournament’s official website closer to the start of next year’s tournament.

2022 Istanbul Open Players

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 for the 2022 singles tournament in Istanbul.

  • Elise Mertens
  • Sorana Cîrstea
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Anhelina Kalinina
  • Jil Teichmann
  • Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo
  • Tereza Martincova

2022 Istanbul Open Schedule

DateRound
Monday, 18 April 20221st Round Matches
Tuesday, 19 April 20221st and 2nd Round Matches
Wednesday, 20 April 20222nd and 3rd Round Matches
Thursday, 21 April 20223rd Round Matches
Friday, 22 April 2022Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday, 23 April 2022Semifinal Matches
Sunday, 24 April 2022Final

2022 Istanbul Open Draw

The draws for the singles and doubles tournaments in Istanbul in 2022 are now available to view on the WTA Tennis website.

2022 Istanbul Open Prize Money

Prize money for the 2022 singles and doubles tournaments in Istanbul is detailed below.

I have also included the prize money awarded for the 2021 tournament for comparison purposes.

Singles Prize Money in 2022

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize MoneyWTA Points
Winner$31,000$29,200280
Finalist$18,037$16,398180
Semifinalist$10,100$10,100110
Quarterfinalist$5,800$5,80060
Round 2$3,675$3,67530
Round 1$2,675$2,6751

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 received $31,000 in prize money, with the runner up receiving $18,037.

Doubles Prize Money in 2022 (Per Team)

Performance2022 Prize Money2021 Prize MoneyWTA Points
Winner$10,800$10,300280
Finalist$6,300$6,000180
Semifinalist$3,800$3,800110
Quarterfinalist$2,300$2,30060
1st Round$1,750$1,7501

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $10,800 ($5,400 each) in prize money, with the runner ups receiving $6,300 ($3,150 each).

Istanbul Open Past Winners

Women’s Singles Winners

The defending 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.

For a full list of winners, check out this Wikipedia article.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Anastasia PotapovaVeronika Kudermetova6-3, 6-1
2021Sorana CîrsteaElise Mertens6–1, 7–6
2020Patricia Maria ȚigEugenie Bouchard2–6, 6–1, 7–6
2019Petra MartićMarkéta Vondroušová1–6, 6–4, 6–1
2018Pauline ParmentierPolona Hercog6–4, 3–6, 6–3
2017Elina SvitolinaElise Mertens6–2, 6–4
2016Çağla BüyükakçayDanka Kovinić3–6, 6–2, 6–3
2015Lesia TsurenkoUrszula Radwańska7–5, 6–1
2014Caroline WozniackiRoberta Vinci6–1, 6–1

Women’s Doubles Winners

Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo are the defending champions in the women’s doubles event at the 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.

For a full list of winners, check out this Wikipedia article.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes TormoNatela Dzalamidze and Kamilla Rakhimova6-3, 6-4
2021Veronika Kudermetova and Elise MertensNao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya6–1, 6–1
2020Alexa Guarachi and Desirae KrawczykEllen Perez and Storm Sanders6–1, 6–3
2019Tímea Babos and Kristina MladenovicAlexa Guarachi and Sabrina Santamaria6–1, 6–0
2018Liang Chen and Zhang ShuaiXenia Knoll and Anna Smith6–4, 6–4
2017Dalila Jakupović and Nadiia KichenokNicole Melichar and Elise Mertens7–6, 6–2
2016Andreea Mitu and İpek SoyluXenia Knoll and Danka KovinićWalkover
2015Daria Gavrilova and Elina SvitolinaÇağla Büyükakçay and Jelena Janković5–7, 6–1, 10–4
2014Misaki Doi and Elina SvitolinaOksana Kalashnikova and Paula Kania6–4, 6–0