The WTA Korea Open is a WTA 250 tennis tournament that is played on outdoor hard courts at the Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center in Seoul, South Korea.
The inaugural singles tournament in Seoul in 2004 was won by Maria Sharapova while the doubles were won by Jeon Mi-ra and Cho Yoon-jeong.
The tournament was played at the WTA 125 level in 2021 but for the 2022 tournament, it will be upgraded to a WTA 250 event on the WTA Tour.
2022 WTA Korea Open
|Location:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Tour Level:||WTA 250|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
|Draw Size:||Singles: 32, Doubles: 16|
The 2022 tournament in Seoul was held from the 19th to the 25th of September 2022.
The 2022 tournament was played in the same week as the WTA tournaments in Budapest and Tokyo as well as the ATP Tournaments in Metz, San Diego, and London.
The official entry list for the 2022 tournament in Seoul has now been released and below is a selection of top WTA Players that will feature in the singles draw in 2022.
- Jeļena Ostapenko
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Magda Linette
- Zhu Lin
- Varvara Gracheva
- Emma Raducanu
- Tatjana Maria
- Rebecca Marino
- Eugenie Bouchard
- Yanina Wickmayer
Below was the tournament schedule for the 2022 singles and doubles tournaments in Seoul, with the doubles final being played on Saturday, the 24th of September 2022, and the singles final on Sunday, the 25th of September 2022.
|Monday – Day 1||19th of September 2022||1st Round Matches||–|
|Tuesday – Day 2||20th of September 2022||1st Round Matches||1st Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 3||21st of September 2022||2nd Round Matches||1st Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 4||22nd of September 2022||2nd Round Matches||Quarterfinals|
|Friday – Day 5||23rd of September 2022||Quarterfinals||Semifinals|
|Saturday – Day 6||24th of September 2022||Semifinals||Finals|
|Sunday – Day 7||25th of September 2022||Finals||–|
The draw size for the singles tournament was 32 for the singles tournament and 16 for the doubles tournament.
The draws for the 2022 Korea tennis tournament are now available to view on the WTA Tour website (See link below).
WTA Seoul Draws: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1024/seoul/2022/draws
Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment (including prize money) for the 2022 WTA 250 tournament in Seoul was $251,750.
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 $33,200 and 280 WTA points, while the runner-up received $19,750 and 180 WTA points.
The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2022 received $12,000 ($6,000 each) and 280 Points, while the runner-ups received $6,700 ($3,350 each) and 180 Points.
Teams losing in the 1st round in 2022 received $1,800 ($900 each) and 1 point.
Ekaterina Alexandrova is the current champion in the singles tournament after beating Jeļena Ostapenko 7-6, 6–0 in the 2022 Singles Final.
To date, no player has won the singles tournament in Seoul more than once.
- 2022 – Ekaterina Alexandrova
- 2021 – Zhu Lin
- 2020 – N/A
- 2019 – Karolina Muchová
- 2018 – Kiki Bertens
- 2017 – Jeļena Ostapenko
- 2016 – Lara Arruabarrena
- 2015 – Irina-Camelia Begu
- 2014 – Karolína Pliskova
- 2013 – Agnieszka Radwanska
- 2012 – Caroline Wozniacki
- 2011 – María José Martínez Sanchez
- 2010 – Alisa Kleybanova
- 2009 – Kimiko Date-Krumm
- 2008 – Maria Kirilenko
- 2007 – Venus Williams
- 2006 – Eleni Daniilidou
- 2005 – Nicole Vaidišová
- 2004 – Maria Sharapova
Kristina Mladenovic and Yanina Wickmayer are the current champions in the doubles event after beating Sabrina Santamaria and Asia Muhammad in the 2022 doubles final 6–3, 6–2.
Lara Arruabarrena and Chuang Chia-jung jointly hold the record for most doubles titles with three Seoul Doubles titles each.
- 2022 – Kristina Mladenovic and Yanina Wickmayer
- 2021 – Choi Ji-hee and Han Na-lae
- 2020 – N/A
- 2019 – Lara Arruabarrena and Tatjana Maria
- 2018 – Choi Ji-hee and Han Na-lae
- 2017 – Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson
- 2016 – Johanna Larsson and Kirsten Flipkens
- 2015 – Lara Arruabarrena and Andreja Klepač
- 2014 – Lara Arruabarrena and Irina-Camelia Begu
- 2013 – Chan Chin-wei and Xu Yifan
- 2012 – Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears
- 2011 – Natalie Grandin and Vladimíra Uhlířová
- 2010 – Julia Görges and Polona Hercog
- 2009 – Chan Yung-jan and Abigail Spears
- 2008 – Chuang Chia-jung and Hsieh Su-wei
- 2007 – Chuang Chia-jung and Hsieh Su-wei
- 2006 – Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suárez
- 2005 – Chan Yung-jan and Chuang Chia-jung
- 2004 – Jeon Mi-ra and Cho Yoon-jeong