After a decade, the Copa Oster is finally returning to Colombia. The event took back its place as the first Latin American event of the season. The Copa Oster 2023 is played on clay, a rare court surface type in professional tennis. To learn about the participating players, prize money, previous winners, and more keep, on reading.
Copa Oster Tennis Tournament
The Copa Oster is an outdoor claycourt tennis tournament, set in Cali, Colombia. The tournament is of the WTA 125 category, previously called challenger events, and is held at the Club Campestre de Cali. This year it was marked the 8th edition of the event since its inception and its 2nd as a WTA 125 event. The last edition of the event was held in 2013, making this 2023 return after a 10-year absence from the tour. The title sponsor of the event is Oster, a manufacturing company currently based in Colombia.
|Club Campestre de Cali
|32 S, 16 D
Copa Oster 2023 Results
In the Singles championship, the Final was played between All Argentinian girls where Nadia Podoroska was crowned champion of the WTA 125 of Cali. She beat her compatriot Paula Ormaechea 6-4, 6-2, won her first title in the category, and will rise to 114th place in the WTA ranking
In the doubles, Polish pair Katarzyna Kawa and Weronika Falkowska triumphed in the WTA 125 tournament in Cali, Colombia. In the final, the Polish tennis players defeated the Japanese Kyoka Okamura and the Chinese Xiaodi You 6:1, 5:7, 10-6.
Copa Oster History and Previous Winners
Though the Copa Oster is a fairly young event, with only 7 previous editions, it has undergone many changes ever since the inaugural edition was held in 2007. Before this latest edition, the event was named the Copa Bionaire under the title sponsor Bionaire. It was first held in Bogata as a part of the ITF Circuit. Then the event would move to its permanent home Cali for all future editions. The third 2009 edition once again saw major changes as before, the event had been classified as a 25k event but it had been upgraded to a 50k tournament, making it the biggest ITF tennis event held in the city.
The upgrades didn’t stop there however as just a year later, the tournament’s rank once again rose to a 75k event. For that year, the event was the most significant ITF tournament in the whole of Latin America. The 5th and 6 editions were again, upgraded to 100k events with the latter giving bonus ranking points to WTA players. Its latest edition in 2013 saw the event evolving into the WTA Tour with yet again higher prize money of $125,000. Now 10 years later, the event makes its return.
Copa Oster Previous Winners
The Copa Oster has hosted many top 100 players from around the world and among its champions, Irina-Camelia Begu has to be the most significant. The 2011 champion won in both the singles and doubles events for that year. This achievement had been performed previously as well, in the last edition even, when Polona Hercog also won in both disciplines.
|Katarzyna Kawa / Weronika Falkowska
|Lara Arruabarrena Vecino
|Catalina Castano / Mariana Quque-Marino
|Karin Knapp /Mandy Minella
|Irina-Camelia Begu /Elena Bogdan
|Edina Gallovits / Polona Hercog
|Betina Jozami /Arantxa Parra Santonja
Copa Oster 2023 Prize Money and Ranking Points
The Copa Oster 2023 has $115,000 as its prize money. Though a standard amount for WTA 125 events, it is down by $10,000 compared to the last edition. The Copa Oster likely has the following prize money distribution.
|Singles Prize Money
|Doubles Prize Money
Remember that this distribution isn’t final and may be subject to change.
WTA Copa Oster 2023 Players List
The Copa Oster had starred several top 150 players, with Reka Luca Jani, ranked 111, headlining the event. She was followed closely by world no. 113 Laura Pigossi, winner of an Olympic bronze medal, and Arantxa Rus former no. 61 and junior world no. 1, as the top seeds. Other notable players include Canada’s former no. 1 player Carol Zhao, Hailey Baptiste, and others. A complete player list with their WTA Rankings is given below.
|Reka Luca Jani
|Nadia Podoroska (2023 champion)
Copa Oster 2023 WildCard Entries
- Emiliana Arango
- Maria Herazo Gonzalez
- Yuliana Lizarazo
- Francesca Jones (Protected Ranking)
2023 Copa Oster Draws
The tournament will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released on the official website as the tournament progresses.
2023 Copa Oster Dates
The First Clay surface event of the 2023 season, The Copa Oster will be held across a week from 30 January-5 to February with a qualifier round possibly being held on the 29th.
Copa Oster 2023 Schedule
The event organizers have not yet released an official schedule for the tournament so given below is the predicted order of play.
Keep in mind this schedule is not official and may be subject to change.
2023 Copa Oster Tickets
Acquiring tickets for the event involves a very unorthodox procedure. We should mention that there is no way to purchase the tickets like in normal events. Instead, passes are given out for the whole event when an invoice contains purchases equal to or greater than $459,900 on Oster branded products from a physical transaction.
After verifying the amount of money spent, the customer will receive a voucher with which they can get 2 passes for the event. A sweepstake promotion is also taking place and the tickets cannot be exchanged for cash. Read more about tickets at https://www.ostercolombia.com/CopaOster#bonos