The WTA Guadalajara (also known as the Abierto Akron Zapopan) is an outdoor hardcourt tennis tournament that takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico with the 2022 tournament being held at the Panamerican Tennis Center.
The tournament started in 2019 as a WTA 125 event but in 2021 it was upgraded to a WTA 250 tournament on the WTA Calander.
Past winners of the singles tournament in Guadalajara include Sloane Stephens, Sara Sorribes Tormo, and Veronika Kudermetova.
2022 WTA Guadalajara
|Tour Level:||WTA 250|
|Defending Champion(s):||Sloane Stephens (Singles), Kaitlyn Christian and Lidziya Marozava (Doubles)|
|Draw Size:||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
|Total Prize Money:||$239,477 (2022)|
The 2022 Abierto Akron Zapopan tennis tournament took place from the 20th to the 27th of February 2022.
Tickets for the 2023 tournament are not available yet.
For more information on getting tickets for the 2023 tournament, keep an eye out on the tournament’s official website.
2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu was the number 1 seed in the singles event and she was joined by other top WTA players like Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, and the defending champion Sara Sorribes Tormo.
The following WTA players were included in the entry list for the 2022 Abierto Akron Zapopan.
- Emma Raducanu
- Sara Sorribes Tormo
- Camila Osorio
- Madison Keys
- Nuria Parrizas Diaz
- Sloane Stephens
- Misaki Doi
- Saisai Zheng
- Rebecca Peterson
- Marie Bouzkova
- Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
- Lauren Davis
- Panna Udvardy
- Xinyu Wang
- Magdalena Frech
- Anna Kalinskaya
- Harmony Tan
- Qinwen Zheng
- Qian Wang
- Daria Saville
Below was the tournament schedule for the singles event in the 2022 tournament in Guadalajara, with qualifying being held on the 20th/21st of February and the singles final on Sunday, the 27th of February 2022.
|Sunday, 20 February 2022||Qualifying|
|Monday, 21 February 2022||Qualifying|
|Tuesday, 22 February 2022||1st Round|
|Wednesday, 23 February 2022||1st Round|
|Thursday, 24 February 2022||2nd Round|
|Friday, 25 February 2022||Quarterfinals|
|Saturday, 26 February 2022||Semifinals|
|Sunday, 27 February 2022||Final|
The draw for the 2022 tournament is available to view on the WTA Tennis website.
Emma Raducanu was the number 1 seed in the singles draw but was beaten by Daria Saville in the 1st round.
Prize Money and Points
How the prize money and points were split for the 2022 tournament is detailed below.
The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2022 received $31,000 and 280 WTA points, with the runner up receiving $18,037 and 180 WTA points.
Prize money for the winner and runner up increased from 2021 with other amounts staying the same as they were for the 2021 tournament.
The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $10,800 ($5,400 each) and 280 ranking points, with the runner ups receiving $6,800 ($3,400 each) and 180 ranking points.
WTA Guadalajara Past Winners and Runner Ups
The current champion in the women’s singles event at the Abierto Akron Zapopan is Sloane Stephens who beat Marie Bouzkova 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 in the 2022 Singles Final.
Veronika Kudermetova won the inaugrial singles event in 2019 beating Marie Bouzkova 6–2, 6–0 in the 2019 final.
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Score in Final|
|2022||Sloane Stephens||Marie Bouzkova||7-5, 1-6, 6-2|
|2021||Sara Sorribes Tormo||Eugenie Bouchard||6–2, 7–5|
|2020||N/A||N/A||Tournament Not Held|
|2019||Veronika Kudermetova||Marie Bouzková||6–2, 6–0|
Kaitlyn Christian and Lidziya Marozava are the current champions in the women’s doubles event at the Abierto Akron Zapopan after beating Xinyu Wang and Lin Zhu 7-5, 6-3 in the 2022 doubles final.
Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollar won the inaugural women’s doubles tournament in 2019 beating Desirae Krawczyk and Giuliana Olmos 6–4, 6–4 in the final.
|Year||Doubles Winners||Doubles Runner Ups||Score in Final|
|2022||Kaitlyn Christian and Lidziya Marozava||Xinyu Wang and Lin Zhu||7-5, 6-3|
|2021||Ellen Perez and Astra Sharma||Desirae Krawczyk and Giuliana Olmos||6–4, 6–4|
|2020||N/A||N/A||Tournament Not Held|
|2019||Maria Sanchez and Fanny Stollár||Cornelia Lister and Renata Voráčová||7–5, 6–1|