WTA Berlin Open

The WTA Berlin Open (or AKA bett1 Open) is a WTA 500 tournament played on outdoor grass courts in Berlin, Germany.

The tournament is one of the oldest on the WTA tour with the first German Open being played in 1896.

2021 was the first time the tournament was played on grass courts as it had previously been a clay court tournament.

WTA Berlin Open

2023 WTA Berlin Open

Location:Berlin, Germany
Tour Level:WTA 500
Tournament Sponsor:bett1
Court Surface:Outdoor Grass
Draw Size:32 Singles, 16 Doubles
Prize Money:$757,900 (2022)

Dates

The 2022 WTA Berlin Open tennis tournament will take place from the 19th to the 25th of June 2023.

The 2023 tournament will be played in the same week as the ATP 500 tournaments in London, Halle, the WTA 250 tournament in Birmingham, and the WTA 125 tournament in Gaiba.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2023 tournament in Berlin, Germany are for sale through the official ticketing website.

Players

The official entry list for the 2023 tournament in Berlin will not be released until the week before the start of the tournament but below is a selection of WTA players that played in the singles tournament in 2022:

  1. Ons Jabeur
  2. Maria Sakkari
  3. Aryna Sabalenka
  4. Karolína Plíšková
  5. Garbiñe Muguruza
  6. Daria Kasatkina
  7. Coco Gauff
  8. Belinda Bencic
  9. Anna Kalinskaya
  10. Jule Niemeier
  11. Bianca Andreescu
  12. Karolína Muchová
  13. Anastasia Gasanova
  14. Léolia Jeanjean
  15. Tamara Korpatsch
  16. Alycia Parks
  17. Daria Saville
  18. Wang Xinyu

The 2022 French Open Singles Champion Iga Swiatek was also expected to play in Berlin in 2022 but before the tournament started, she announced she would be pulling out.

Schedule

Below is the expected schedule for the 2023 tournament in Berlin, with 1st round matches being played on the 19th and 20th of June and the singles final being played on the 25th of June 2023.

DayDateRound
Monday – Day 119th of June 20231st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 220th of June 20231st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 321st of June 20232nd Round Matches
Thursday – Day 422nd of June 20232nd Round Matches
Friday – Day 523rd of June 2023Quarterfinal Matches
Saturday – Day 624th of June 2023Semifinal Matches
Sunday – Day 725th of June 2023Final

Draw

If you are looking for the draws for the 2023 tournament in Berlin will be available to view on the Official WTA Tour website a few days before the start of the tournament.

2023 Women’s Singles Draw: TBC

2023 Women’s Singles Qualifying Draw: TBC

2023 Women’s Doubles Draw: TBC

Prize Money and Points

The total prize money for the 2023 tournament in Berlin has yet to be confirmed but for 2022 it was $757,900 with the prize money and points being split as follows.

Women’s Singles

The winner of the Singles Event in 2022 won €93,823 (2021: €55,300) and 470 ranking points, with the runner up winning €58,032 (2021: €41,141) and 305 ranking points.

Players losing in the 1st round of the tournament won €5,390 (2021: €5,362) and 1 Ranking Point.

PerformancePoints
Winner€93,823470
Finalist€58,032305
Semifinalist€33,880185
Quarterfinalist€16,060100
2nd Round€8,26255
1st Round€5,3901

Women’s Doubles

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in Berlin in 2022 won €31,452 (€15,726 each) and 470 ranking points, with the runner ups winning €19,113 (€9,556.50 each) and 305 ranking points.

Teams losing in the 1st round won €3,387 and 1 WTA ranking point.

PerformancePoints
Winners€31,452470
Finalists€19,113305
Semifinalists€10,863185
Quarterfinalists€5,645100
1st Round€3,3871

WTA Berlin Past Winners and Runner Ups

Women’s Singles

The current champion in the women’s singles event is Ons Jabeur who beat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 2-1 (Retired) in the 2022 singles final.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRYzB5VwDdQ

This was the second year in a row that Bencic was the runner-up in the singles final.

Steffi Graf currently holds the record for most WTA Berlin singles titles with nine titles to her name (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1996).

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Ons JabeurBelinda Bencic6-3, 2-1 (Retired)
2021Liudmila SamsonovaBelinda Bencic1–6, 6–1, 6–3
2009-2020N/AN/AN/A
2008Dinara SafinaElena Dementieva3–6, 6–2, 6–2
2007Ana IvanovicSvetlana Kuznetsova3–6, 6–4, 7–6
2006Nadia PetrovaJustine Henin6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2005Justine HeninNadia Petrova6–2, 5–7, 6–3
2004Amélie MauresmoVenus WilliamsWalkover
2003Justine HeninKim Clijsters6–4, 4–6, 7–5
2002Justine HeninSerena Williams6–2, 1–6, 7–6
2001Amélie MauresmoJennifer Capriati6–4, 2–6, 6–3

Women’s Doubles Winners and Runner Ups

Storm Sanders and Kateřina Siniakova are the current champions in the Women’s doubles event in Berlin after beating Alize Cornet and Jil Teichmann 6-4, 6-3 in the final in 2022.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022Storm Sanders and Kateřina SiniakováAlizé Cornet and Jil Teichmann6–4, 6–3
2021Victoria Azarenka and Aryna SabalenkaNicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs4–6, 7–5, 10–4
2009-2020N/AN/AN/A
2008Cara Black and Liezel HuberNuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez6–2, 6–2
2007Lisa Raymond and Samantha StosurTathiana Garbin and Roberta Vinci6–3, 6–4
2006Yan Zi and Zheng JieElena Dementieva and Flavia Pennetta6–2, 6–3
2005Elena Likhovtseva and Vera ZvonarevaCara Black and Liezel Huber3–6, 6–3, 6–1
2004Nadia Petrova and Meghann ShaughnessyJanette Husárová and Conchita Martínez6–2, 2–6, 6–1
2003Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola SuárezKim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama6–3, 4–6, 6–4
2002Elena Dementieva and Janette HusárováDaniela Hantuchová and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario0–6, 7–6, 6–2
2001Els Callens and Meghann ShaughnessyCara Black and Elena Likhovtseva6–4, 6–3