WTA Korea Open

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 inaugrial 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.

WTA Korea Open

WTA Korea Open

Tournament Name:WTA Korea Open
Location:Seoul, South Korea
Tour Level:WTA 250
Court Surface:Outdoor Hard Courts
Prize Money:$251,750

2022 WTA Korea Open Dates

The 2022 tournament in Seoul will be held from the 19th to the 25th of September 2022.

The 2022 tournament will be played in the same week as the WTA tournaments in Budapest and Tokyo as well as the ATP Tournaments in Nur-SultanMetz, and London.

2022 WTA Korea Open Players

The official entry list for the 2022 tournament in Seoul has yet to be released by tournament organizers but below is a selection of top WTA players that played in the 2021 tournament*.

  • Kristina Mladenovic
  • Zhu Lin
  • Réka Luca Jani
  • Valentini Grammatikopoulou
  • Arianne Hartono
  • Jang Su-jeong
  • Isabella Shinikova
  • Yuki Naito

*Please note that the tournament in 2021 was at the WTA 125 level and the tournament in 2022 will be at the WTA 250 level so higher-ranked players are likely to participate in the 2022 singles and doubles tournaments in Seoul.

2022 WTA Korea Open Tennis Schedule

DayDateSinglesDoubles
Monday – Day 119th of September 20221st Round Matches
Tuesday – Day 220th of September 20221st Round Matches1st Round Matches
Wednesday – Day 321st of September 20222nd Round Matches1st Round Matches
Thursday – Day 422nd of September 20222nd Round MatchesQuarterfinals
Friday – Day 523rd of September 2022QuarterfinalsSemifinals
Saturday – Day 624th of September 2022SemifinalsFinals
Sunday – Day 725th of September 2022Finals

Please note that the tournament schedule detailed above is subject to change.

2022 WTA Korea Open Draw

The draws for the 2022 Korea tennis tournament will be available to view using the links below closer to the start of the tournament.

WTA Seoul Draws: https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/1024/seoul/2022/draws

2022 WTA Korea Open Prize Money and Points

The total financial commitment (including prize money) for the 2022 WTA 250 tournament in Seoul will be $251,750.

How the prize money is to be split for the 2022 tournament has not yet been released by tournament organizers so the below is based on the prize money awarded at the 2019 tournament, which was the last time the tournament was at the WTA 250 level.

Women’s Singles Prize Money and Points

Performance2019 Prize MoneyWTA Points
Winner$43,000280
Finalist$21,400180
Semifinalist$11,500110
Quarterfinalist$6,17560
2nd Round$3,40030
1st Round$2,1001

The winner of the Women’s Singles Event in 2019 received $43,000 in prize money and 280 WTA points, while the runner-up received $21,400 and 180 WTA points.

Women’s Doubles Prize Money (Per Team)

Performance2019 Prize MoneyWTA Points
Winners$12,300280
Finalists$6,400180
Semifinalists$3,435110
Quarterfinalists$1,82060
1st Round$9601

The winners of the Women’s Doubles Event in 2019 received $12,300 ($6,150 each) in prize money and 280 Points, while the runner-ups received $6,400 ($3,200 each) in prize money and 180 Points.

Teams losing in the 1st round in 2019 received $960 ($480 each) in prize money and 1 WTA ranking point.

Past WTA Korea Open Winners

Past Singles Winners

Zhu Lin is the defending champion in the singles after beating Kristina Mladenovic 6–0, 6–4 in the 2021 Singles Final.

To date, no player has won the singles tournament in Seoul more than once.

  • 2022 – TBD
  • 2021 – Zhu Lin
  • 2020 – N/A
  • 2019 – Karolína Muchová
  • 2018 – Kiki Bertens
  • 2017 – Jeļena Ostapenko
  • 2016 – Lara Arruabarrena
  • 2015 – Irina-Camelia Begu
  • 2014 – Karolína Plíšková
  • 2013 – Agnieszka Radwańska
  • 2012 – Caroline Wozniacki
  • 2011 – María José Martínez Sánchez
  • 2010 – Alisa Kleybanova
  • 2009 – Kimiko Date-Krumm
  • 2008 – Maria Kirilenko
  • 2007 – Venus Williams
  • 2006 – Eleni Daniilidou
  • 2005 – Nicole Vaidišová
  • 2004 – Maria Sharapova

Past Doubles Winners

Choi Ji-hee and Han Na-lae are the defending champions in the doubles event after beating Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Réka Luca Jani in the 2021 doubles final 6–4, 6–4.

Lara Arruabarrena and Chuang Chia-jung jointly hold the record for most doubles titles with three Seoul Doubles titles each.

  • 2022 – TBD
  • 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