Another new addition to the WTA Tour finds its home in the capital city of the biggest US state Texas. Austin was awarded a permanent fixture on the Tour and will be hosting the new WTA 250 ATX Open tournament, making it one of the 3rd largest women-only events in the continent.
With players like Emma Raducannu lining up to play at the inaugural edition, let’s get you all caught up with everything you need to know about this fledgling event.
ATX Open Austin Tournament
The ATX Open is an upcoming annual outdoor hardcourt tournament set in Austin, Texas. As a newly sanctioned event, the competition is part of the WTA 250 series and the single biggest woman’s sporting event in Austin.
ATX Open Sponsors
This year will mark the inaugural edition of the event and its venue is the Westwood Country Club. The host sponsors for the event are Formentera, an energy-focused private equity strategy, and Helmerich & Payne (H&P), an American petroleum drilling company.
|Location||Austin, Texas, USA|
|Venue||Westwood Country Club|
|Tour category||WTA 250|
|Draw||32 S, 16 D|
ATX Open 2023 Results
In the singles title, The Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk won this Sunday the first title of her career on the WTA circuit, defeating the Russian Varvara Gracheva in the final of Austin, in the United States. In a clash of ATX Open final between two debutants in finals, Kostyuk, 52nd in the world ranking, overcame Gracheva, 88th, by 6-3 and 7-5, in one hour and 31 minutes.
In the ATX Open doubles championship, Indonesian female tennis player, Aldila Sutjiadi, won the doubles number at the ATX Open tournament in Austin, Texas, United States, This is her second title on the WTA tour this year. Aldila, who partnered with New Zealand’s Erin Routliffe, defeated top seeds Nichole Melichar-Martinez (USA)/Ellen Perez (Australia). Aldila/Routliffe, who are the second seeds in the tournament, won 6-4 3-6 10-8 in a match that lasted one hour and 28 minutes.
ATX Open History and Previous Winners
ATX Open History
In light of the many events getting canceled due to current happenings in the world like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or Covid-19, many empty fixtures were created on the tour. In an attempt to fill some of these vacancies, new tournaments like the Merida Open in Mexico and the ATX Open in Austin, Texas, USA were created. This is the first time a world-class tennis event will be held in Austin but there was a now-defunct WTA tournament held in the state.
Called the Texas Tennis Open, this event was held for only 2 editions in 2012 and 2013 before being cut from the Tour due to economic reasons. The Texas Tennis Open was played in Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and had players like former doubles no. 1 Roberta Vinci and singles no. 1 Jelena Jankovic playing at the inaugural edition. This means that the ATX Open is also the return of the WTA Tour to Texas after 11 years.
ATX Open Winners
|Year||Singles Champions||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Marta Kostyuk||Aldila Sutjiadi / Erin Routliffe|
ATX Open 2023 Prize Money
The prize fund for the fledgling event stands at $259,300 which is the standard amount for WTA 250 events. The prize money breakdown is as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
ATX Open 2023 Dates
The ATX Open main draw will take place across a week from 27 February- 5 March with a qualifying round probably set on the weekend prior; the 25th and 26th of February.
ATX Open Draw
The event will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the event progresses.
ATX Open 2023 Schedule
The official schedule for the 2023 ATX open Austin is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|27th February||Round 1||——|
|28th February||Round 1||Round 1|
|1st March||Round 2||Round 1|
|2nd March||Round 2||Round 1|
|3rd March||Quarter Final||Quarter Final|
ATX Open 2023 Live Results
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ATX Open 2023 Players
The inaugural edition has an amazing cast of players lining up to play. This impressive selection includes Poland’s no. 2 and world no. 21 Magda Linette who just had the best Grand Slam performance of her career at the Australian Open, becoming a semi-finalist. Magda Linette might be the top seed but with China’s no. 1 Zhang Shuai and many other top players that will be participating, the competition is sure to be a close one.
Former top-ranking players and veterans will also play at the event including former no. 7 Danielle Collins and Great Britain’s no. 1 and youngster former-no. 10 Emma Raducanu who is sure to make a big impact at the event. She isn’t the only Grand Slam champion that will be playing however, Sloane Stephens who triumphed at the US Open in 2017 and was at one point the world no. 3 will also be playing. Besides these players, many others of the world’s best will collect at Austin for world-class competition.
ATX Open 2023 Singles Top Seeds
Remaining Players list
|Alsion Van Uytvanck||73|
|Peyton Stearns (WC)||137|
ATX Open Wild Cards
- Peyton Stearns
- Elizabeth Mandlik
ATX Open 2023 Doubles Main Draw Entry
|1||Miyu Kato / Aldila Sutjiadi||74|
|2||Sophie Chang / Angela Kulikov||138|
|3||Anna-Lena Friedsam / Nadiia Kichenok||168|
|4||Yana Sizikova / Alison Van Uytvanck||169|
A standard ticket applies for one day/night and each day of the event is split into 2 sessions except for the final day of the tournament, the day of the finals on the 5th. Tickets come in 4 categories: single-session tickets, Daily Double tickets, Full Series tickets, and Overlook Club passes.
The single-session tickets are standard tickets and the daily double tickets apply for both sessions in a day. The double session tickets are only available for the first 4 days of the event. The Full Series tickets give complete main draw coverage from 27 February to 5 March and the Over Club passes come with many amenities, food, beverages, and an unparalleled view of the matches. To purchase a single session and Daily double tickets, click the link below.