The Merida Open Akron is a WTA 250 tournament that will be played on outdoor hard courts at the Yucatan Country Club in Merida, Mexico.
The inaugural tournament will be held in 2023, with a number of the top 100 players playing in the event including Magda Linette and Sloane Stephens
2023 Merida Open Akron
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Ball Type:||Wilson Regular Duty|
The 2023 WTA Merida Open tennis tournament was held from the 20th to the 26th of February 2023.
The 2023 tournament was played in the same week as the tournaments in Rome (GA), Dubai, Marseille, Rio, and Doha.
Tickets for the 2023 Tournament in Merida were sold through the tournament’s official website.
The official player entry list for the 2023 tournament in Merida has now been released and below is a selection of players who played in the 2023 singles event.
- Alison Riske-Amritraj
- Alycia Parks
- Anna Bondar
- Camila Giorgi
- Camila Osorio
- Elisabetta Cocciaretto
- Jule Niemeier
- Katerina Siniakova
- Lin Zhu
- Lucia Bronzetti
- Magda Linette
- Mayar Sherif
- Nadia Podoroska
- Nuria Parrizas Diaz
- Sloane Stephens
- Tatjana Maria
- Viktorija Golubic
- Xinyu Wang
- Xiyu Wang
Below was the schedule for the 2023 tournament in Merida, with the singles final being played on Sunday, the 26th of February 2023.
|Monday – Day 1||20 February 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 2||21 February 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 3||22 February 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 4||23 February 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Friday – Day 5||24 February 2023||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 6||25 February 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday – Day 7||26 February 2023||Final|
The draw for the 2023 singles and doubles tournaments in Merida has now been made and can be viewed on the WTA Tour website (see links below).
Singles Qualifying: View Draw
Singles Main: View Draw
Doubles: View Draw
Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment (including Prize Money) for the 2023 tournament in Merida will be $259,303.
How the prize money and points are to be split for the 2023 tournament is detailed below.
The winner of the women’s singles tournament in 2023 won $34,228 and 280 WTA points, while the runner-up won $20,226 and 180 WTA points.
Women’s Doubles (Per Team)
The winners of the women’s doubles tournament in 2023 received $12,447 and 280 ranking points, while the runner-ups received $7,000 and 180 ranking points.
Past Winners and Runner Ups
The current champion in the women’s singles event is Camila Giorgi who defeated Rebecca Peterson 7–6, 1–6, 6–2 in the 2023 singles final (see match highlights below).
The current champions in the women’s doubles event are Caty McNally and Diane Parry, who beat Wang Xinyu and Wu Fang-hsien 6-0, 7-5 in the 2023 doubles final.