The WTA Palermo Ladies Open is an outdoor clay court tennis tournament that is held at the Country Time Club in Palermo, Italy.
A Ladies’ tournament was played in Palermo from 1990 to 2013 until the license for the tournament was sold to the Malaysian Open in 2014.
However, in 2019 the tournament returned to Palermo with the 2023 tournament being the 34th edition of the event.
2023 WTA Palermo Ladies Open
|Alternative Name:||Internazionali Femminili di Palermo|
|Tour Level:||WTA 250|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Clay Court|
|Prize Money:||$251,750 (2022)|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
The 2023 WTA Palermo Ladies Open Tennis Tournament will take place from the 17th to the 23rd of July 2023.
The 2023 tournament will take place in the same week as the tournaments in Iasi, Budapest, Newport, Bastad, and Gstaad.
Tickets for the 2023 tournament in Palermo are now on sale through the tournament’s official website, with ticket prices starting from €9.
The entry list for the 2023 tournament in Palermo has not yet been released but below is a selection of WTA players who played in the singles tournament in 2022.
- Martina Trevisan
- Yulia Putintseva
- Zhang Shuai
- Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Caroline Garcia
- Irina-Camelia Begu
- Anna Bondár
- Nuria Párrizas Díaz
- Sara Errani
- Asia Muhammad
- Lucia Bronzetti
Draw and Order of Play
The draws for the WTA singles and doubles tournaments in Palermo will be available to view on the official WTA Tour website a few days before the start of the tournament.
Singles Qualifying Draw: TBC
Singles Draw: TBC
Doubles Draw: TBC
The WTA Tour website will also have a schedule for each day’s order of play.
Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Palermo, with the singles final being played on Sunday, the 23rd of July 2023.
|Monday, 17th of July 2023||1st Round|
|Tuesday, 18th of July 2023||1st Round|
|Wednesday, 19th of July 2023||2nd Round|
|Thursday, 20th of July 2023||2nd Round|
|Friday, 21st of July 2023||Quarterfinals|
|Saturday, 22nd of July 2023||Semifinals|
|Sunday, 23rd of July 2023||Final|
Prize Money and Points
The total prize fund for the 2023 WTA 250 tennis tournament in Palermo has not been confirmed yet but in 2022 it was $251,750.
See below for details in relation to how the prize money and points were split for the 2022 tournament.
The winner of the WTA 250 Singles Event in 2022 received €26,770 (2021: €23,548) and 280 ranking points, with the runner-up receiving €15,922 (2021: €13,224) and 180 ranking points.
The winners of the WTA 250 Doubles Event in 2022 received €9,680 (€4,840 each) and 280 WTA Points, with the runner-ups receiving €5,400 (€2,700 each) in prize money and 180 WTA Points.
Past Winners and Runner-Ups in Palermo
The winner of the women’s singles event at the 2022 WTA Palermo tennis tournament was Irina-Camelia Begu who beat Lucia Bronzetti 6–2, 6–2 in the singles final.
The below list of women’s singles winners and runner-ups goes back to 2019. For a full list, check out the WTA Tour website.
|2022||Irina-Camelia Begu||Lucia Bronzetti||6-2, 6-2|
|2021||Danielle Collins||Elena-Gabriela Ruse||6–4, 6–2|
|2020||Fiona Ferro||Anett Kontaveit||6–2, 7–5|
|2019||Jil Teichmann||Kiki Bertens||7-6, 6-2|
Kimberley Zimmermann and Anna Bondár are the current champions in the women’s doubles event in Palermo after beating Amina Anshba and Panna Udvardy 6-3, 6-2 in the doubles final in 2022.
The below list of Women’s doubles winners and runner-ups goes back to 2019. For a complete list, check out the WTA Tour website.
|2022||Kimberley Zimmermann and Anna Bondár||Amina Anshba and Panna Udvardy||6-3, 6-2|
|2021||Erin Routliffe and Kimberley Zimmermann||Natela Dzalamidze and Kamilla Rakhimova||7-6, 4-6, 10-4|
|2020||Arantxa Rus and Tamara Zidanšek||Elisabetta Cocciaretto and Martina Trevisan||7-5, 7–5|
|2019||Cornelia Lister and Renata Voráčová||Ekaterine Gorgodze and Arantxa Rus||7-6, 6-2|