Dubai Tennis Championship also known as Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships or Dubai Open has begun on Monday, 14 February and ends on Saturday, 26 February 2022. It consists of a WTA 500 women’s event followed by the ATP 500 men’s tournament. This was the 22nd year of the WTA tournament. Event held at hard surface, outdoor, of the Aviation Club Centre in Dubai.
Currently world no. 13, Jelena Ostapenko won the 2022 Dubai Tennis Championship on 26 February. Latvian star won the final easily with straight sets (6-0, 6-4) against Russian Star Veronika Kudermetova. Ostapenko returns to the top 20 first time after October 2018. She also has a Rolland Garros Championship (French Grand Slam) back in 2017.
On the other side, Veronika Kudermetova took revenge on Ostapenko in the doubles championship. The No. 2 seeded winning pair Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Elise Mertens of Belgium won the final against pairing Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and L.Kichenok of Ukraine. Champions crushed the opposition with straight sets 6-1, 6-3 and won their second doubles title; they won a title last season in Istanbul.
Dubai Open 2022 Prize Money
For 2022 the total prize money for the WTA 500 Dubai Tennis Championships is $703,580 which is a decrease of -61.67% as compared to 2021. Champion puts $104,180 in her bag while Runner-up gets $64,800. WTA doubles winner gets $36,200 and Runner-up went home with $22,000.
Dubai Open 2022 Top Seeds
Singles WTA champion: Jelena Ostapenko
Doubles WTA Champion: Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens