Qatar TotalEnergies Open

The Qatar TotalEnergies Open is a WTA 500 tennis tournament that is played on outdoor hardcourts at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar.

The Tournament has been a popular event on the WTA calendar with many of the top WTA players playing in the tournament each year.

In 2022, the tournament was a WTA 1000 event on the WTA Tour so it attracted most of the top WTA players in the world.

WTA Qatar Open

2023 Qatar TotalEnergies Open

Location:Doha, Qatar
Tour Level:WTA 500
Court Surface:Hardcourt
Current Champion(s):Iga Swiatek (Singles), Coco Gauff, and Jessica Pegula (Doubles)
Draw Size:64 Singles, 32 Doubles
Total Prize Money:$2,331,698 (2022)

Dates

The 2023 Qatar Total Open tennis tournament will take place the week before the men’s tournament in Qatar from the 13th to the 18th of February 2023.

The WTA Doha tournament will be held in the same week as the ATP tournaments in Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, and Florida.

Tickets

For more information on getting tickets for the 2023 Qatar TotalEnergies Open, check the tournament’s official website.

Players

The official entry list for 2023 has not yet been released but in 2022, most of the top WTA players in the world were in the draw including Aryna Sabalenka, Garbine Muguruza, and Maria Sakkari.

The following top WTA players were included in the entry list for the 2022 singles tennis tournament.

  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Garbiñe Muguruza
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Paula Badosa
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Ons Jabeur
  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  • Elena Rybakina
  • Sofia Kenin
  • Simona Halep
  • Cori Gauff
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Daria Kasatkina
  • Victoria Azarenka
  • Elise Mertens
  • Jelena Ostapenko
  • Tamara Zidansek
  • Danielle Collins
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Jil Teichmann
  • Shelby Rogers
  • Liudmila Samsonova
  • Sorana Cirstea
  • Clara Tauson
  • Viktorija Golubic
  • Marketa Vondrousova
  • Yulia Putintseva
  • Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Alison Riske
  • Tereza Martincova
  • Katerina Siniakova
  • Anhelina Kalinina
  • Jasmine Paolini
  • Magda Linette
  • Madison Brengle

Schedule

Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 singles tournament in Doha, with the final expected to be played on Saturday, the 18th of February 2023.

DateRound
Monday, 13 February 20231st Round
Tuesday, 14 February 20231st Round
Wednesday, 15 February 20232nd Round
Thursday, 16 February 2023Quarterfinals
Friday, 17 February 2023Semifinals
Saturday, 18 February 2023Final

Draw

The 2023 draw will be made closer to the start but the draw for the 2022 tournament is available to view on the WTA Tennis website.

Prize Money

The total prize fund for 2023 has yet to be confirmed but the prize money for the 2022 and 2021 tournaments in Doha is detailed below.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 received $380,000, with the runner up receiving $224,000.

Performance20222021
Winner$380,000$68,570
Finalist$224,000$51,000
Semifinalist$115,289$32,400
Quarterfinalist$53,000$15,500
3rd Round$26,515N/A
2nd Round$15,080$8,200
1st Round$10,820$6,650

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $111,000, with the runner ups receiving $62,400.

Performance20222021
Winner$111,000$25,230
Finalist$62,400$27,550
Semifinalist$34,300$10,000
Quarterfinalist$17,300$5,000
2nd Round$9,800N/A
1st Round$6,570$3,500

Past Winners and Runner Ups

The tournament is held at the with past winners of the tournament including Justine Henin, Maria Sharapova, and Monica Seles.

The WTA Qatar Open has been run since 2001 with Martina Hingis winning the inaugural singles event when she beat Sandrine Testud in the final.

Women’s Singles

The current champion in the women’s singles event is Iga Swiatek who beat Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the 2022 tournament.

Anastasia Myskina, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, and Petra Kvitova currently hold the record for most singles titles with two Doha titles each.

Below is a list of winners and runner ups in the women’s singles at the WTA Qatar Open going back to 2012. For a full list, check out the official WTA website.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2022Iga SwiatekAnett Kontaveit6-2, 6-0
2021Petra KvitováGarbiñe Muguruza6–2, 6–1
2020Aryna SabalenkaPetra Kvitová6–3, 6–3
2019Elise MertensSimona Halep3–6, 6–4, 6–3
2018Petra KvitováGarbiñe Muguruza3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2017Karolína PlíškováCaroline Wozniacki6–3, 6–4
2016Carla Suárez NavarroJeļena Ostapenko1–6, 6–4, 6–4
2015Lucie ŠafářováVictoria Azarenka6–4, 6–3
2014Simona HalepAngelique Kerber6–1, 6–7, 6–2
2013Victoria AzarenkaSerena Williams7–6, 2–6, 6–3
2012Victoria AzarenkaSamantha Stosur6–1, 6–2

Women’s Doubles

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are the current champions in the women’s doubles event at the Qatar Open after beating Elise Mertens and Veronika Kudermetova 3-6, 7-5, 10-5 in the doubles final of the 2022 tournament.

A number of players have won a total of two women’s doubles titles at the WTA Qatar Open including Květa Peschke, Roberta Vinci, Abigail Spears, Katarina Srebotnik, Chan Hao-ching, Latisha Chan, and Hsieh Su-wei.

Below is a list of winners and runner ups in the women’s doubles at the WTA Qatar Open going back to 2012. For a full list, check out the official WTA website.

YearWinnersRunner UpsScore
2022Coco Gauff and Jessica PegulaElise Mertens and Veronika Kudermetova3-6, 7-5, 10-5
2021Nicole Melichar and Demi SchuursMonica Niculescu and Jeļena Ostapenko6–2, 2–6, 10–8
2020Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora StrýcováGabriela Dabrowski and Jeļena Ostapenko6–2, 5–7, 10–2
2019Chan Hao-ching and Latisha ChanAnna-Lena Grönefeld and Demi Schuurs6–1, 3–6, 10–6
2018Gabriela Dabrowski and Jeļena OstapenkoAndreja Klepač and María José Martínez Sánchez6–3, 6–3
2017Abigail Spears and Katarina SrebotnikOlga Savchuk and Yaroslava Shvedova6–3, 7–6
2016Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-janSara Errani and Carla Suárez Navarro6–3, 6–3
2015Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail SpearsHsieh Su-wei and Sania Mirza6–4, 6–4
2014Hsieh Su-wei and Peng ShuaiKvěta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik6–4, 6–0
2013Sara Errani and Roberta VinciNadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik2–6, 6–3, 10–6
2012Liezel Huber and Lisa RaymondRaquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears6–3, 6–1