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.
2023 WTA Berlin Open
|Tour Level:||WTA 500|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Grass|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Prize Money:||$757,900 (2022)|
The 2023 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 for the 2023 tournament in Berlin, Germany are for sale through the official ticketing website, with ticket prices starting from €15.00.
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 are expected to play in the singles tournament in 2023:
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Jessica Pegula
- Elena Rybakina
- Caroline Garcia
- Coco Gauff
- Ons Jabeur
- Maria Sakkari
- Daria Kasatkina
- Petra Kvitova
- Belinda Bencic
- Liudmila Samsonova
- Karolina Pliskova
- Victoria Azarenka
- Qinwen Zheng
- Donna Vekic
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Martina Trevisan
- Paula Badosa
- Shelby Rogers
- Petra Martic
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.
|Monday – Day 1||19th of June 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 2||20th of June 2023||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 3||21st of June 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 4||22nd of June 2023||2nd Round Matches|
|Friday – Day 5||23rd of June 2023||Quarterfinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 6||24th of June 2023||Semifinal Matches|
|Sunday – Day 7||25th of June 2023||Final|
NB: Singles Qualifying will take place on the 17th and 18th of June 2023.
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.
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.
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.
WTA Berlin Past Winners and Runner Ups
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.
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).
|2022||Ons Jabeur||Belinda Bencic||6-3, 2-1 (Retired)|
|2021||Liudmila Samsonova||Belinda Bencic||1–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|2008||Dinara Safina||Elena Dementieva||3–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|2007||Ana Ivanovic||Svetlana Kuznetsova||3–6, 6–4, 7–6|
|2006||Nadia Petrova||Justine Henin||6–3, 4–6, 6–3|
|2005||Justine Henin||Nadia Petrova||6–2, 5–7, 6–3|
|2004||Amélie Mauresmo||Venus Williams||Walkover|
|2003||Justine Henin||Kim Clijsters||6–4, 4–6, 7–5|
|2002||Justine Henin||Serena Williams||6–2, 1–6, 7–6|
|2001||Amélie Mauresmo||Jennifer Capriati||6–4, 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.
|2022||Storm Sanders and Kateřina Siniaková||Alizé Cornet and Jil Teichmann||6–4, 6–3|
|2021||Victoria Azarenka and Aryna Sabalenka||Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs||4–6, 7–5, 10–4|
|2008||Cara Black and Liezel Huber||Nuria Llagostera Vives and María José Martínez Sánchez||6–2, 6–2|
|2007||Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur||Tathiana Garbin and Roberta Vinci||6–3, 6–4|
|2006||Yan Zi and Zheng Jie||Elena Dementieva and Flavia Pennetta||6–2, 6–3|
|2005||Elena Likhovtseva and Vera Zvonareva||Cara Black and Liezel Huber||3–6, 6–3, 6–1|
|2004||Nadia Petrova and Meghann Shaughnessy||Janette Husárová and Conchita Martínez||6–2, 2–6, 6–1|
|2003||Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez||Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|2002||Elena Dementieva and Janette Husárová||Daniela Hantuchová and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||0–6, 7–6, 6–2|
|2001||Els Callens and Meghann Shaughnessy||Cara Black and Elena Likhovtseva||6–4, 6–3|