Japan Women’s Open

The Japan Women’s Open is an annual tennis tournament that in 2022 was due to be played on outdoor hard courts in Osaka, Japan but unfortunately the tournament has been canceled for the third year in a row.

From 2009 to 2014, the Tournament was held in Osaka before moving to Tokyo from 2015 to 2017 and to Hiroshima for the 2018 and 2019 tournaments.

Japan Women's Open

2023 Japan Women’s Open

Location:Osaka, Japan
Tour Level:WTA 250
Court Surface:Outdoor Hard Courts
Prize Money:$251,750

Dates

The 2022 Japan Women’s Open tennis tournament was due to be held in Osaka, Japan from the 12th to the 18th of September 2022 but unfortunately, the tournament had to be canceled due to restrictions in place in Japan.

The 2022 tournament was due to be played in the same week as the WTA tournaments in Portoroz, Slovenia, and Chennai, India.

Dates for the 2023 tournament have yet to be confirmed by tournament organizers.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 tournament in Osaka are not on sale yet.

For more information on ticketing for 2023, check out the tournament’s official website.

Players

The entry list for the 2023 tournaments in Osaka has yet to be released by tournament organizers but below is a selection of top WTA players that played in the last women’s open in 2019.

  • Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Alison Van Uytvanck
  • Anastasia Potapova
  • Tatjana Maria
  • Zarina Diyas
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo
  • Laura Siegemund
  • Sorana Cîrstea
  • Christina McHale

Schedule

Below was the expected tournament schedule for the 2022 tournament before it was canceled.

DayDateSinglesDoubles
Monday – Day 112th of September 20221st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 213th of September 20221st Round Matches1st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 314th of September 20222nd Round Matches1st Round Matches
Thursday – Day 415th of September 20222nd Round MatchesQuarterfinals
Friday – Day 516th of September 2022QuarterfinalsSemifinals
Saturday – Day 617th of September 2022SemifinalsFinals
Sunday – Day 718th of September 2022Finals

Draw

The draws for the 2023 Osaka tennis tournament will be available to view using the links below closer to the start of the tournament.

WTA Osaka Draws: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/405/hiroshima/2023/draws

Prize Money and Points

The total prize fund for the 2023 WTA 250 tournament in Osaka has not been released yet, but below is how the prize money was split for the 2019 tournament.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Women’s Singles competition in 2019 received $43,000 and 280 WTA points, while the runner-up received $21,400 and 180 WTA points.

Performance$WTA Points
Winner$43,000280
Finalist$21,400180
Semifinalist$11,500110
Quarterfinalist$6,17560
2nd Round$3,40030
1st Round$2,1001

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2019 received $12,300 ($6,150 each) and 280 Points, while the runner-ups received $6,400 ($3,200 each) and 180 Points.

Teams losing in the 1st round received $960 ($480 each) and 1 WTA ranking point.

Performance$WTA Points
Winners$12,300280
Finalists$6,400180
Semifinalists$3,435110
Quarterfinalists$1,82060
1st Round$9601

Past Winners

Women’s Singles

Nao Hibino is the current champion in the singles after beating Misaki Doi 6–3, 6–2 in the 2019 Singles Final.

Samantha Stosur holds the record for most singles titles with three to her name (2009, 2013, and 2014).

  • 2023 – N/A
  • 2022 – N/A
  • 2021 – N/A
  • 2020 – N/A
  • 2019 – Nao Hibino
  • 2018 – Hsieh Su-wei
  • 2017 – Zarina Diyas
  • 2016 – Christina McHale
  • 2015 – Yanina Wickmayer
  • 2014 – Samantha Stosur
  • 2013 – Samantha Stosur
  • 2012 – Heather Watson
  • 2011 – Marion Bartoli
  • 2010 – Tamarine Tanasugarn
  • 2009 – Samantha Stosur

Women’s Doubles

Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino are the current champions in the doubles competition after beating Christina McHale and Valeria Savinykh in the 2019 doubles final 3–6, 6–4, 10–4.

Shuko Aoyama holds the record for most doubles titles with three to her name (2014, 2016, and 2017).

  • 2023 – TBD
  • 2022 – N/A
  • 2021 – N/A
  • 2020 – N/A
  • 2019 – Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino
  • 2018 – Eri Hozumi and Zhang Shuai
  • 2017 – Shuko Aoyama and Yang Zhaoxuan
  • 2016 – Shuko Aoyama and Makoto Ninomiya
  • 2015 – Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan
  • 2014 – Shuko Aoyama and Renata Voráčová
  • 2013 – Kristina Mladenovic and Flavia Pennetta
  • 2012 – Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears
  • 2011 – Kimiko Date-Krumm and Zhang Shuai
  • 2010 – Chang Kai-chen and Lilia Osterloh
  • 2009 – Chuang Chia-jung and Lisa Raymond