The Guadalajara Open Akron is making history as the biggest tennis tournament in Mexico and by extension, the whole of Latin America. With the Grand Slam tournaments over, all eyes are set on the new Mexican Open.
The Guadalajara Open has breathed new life into Mexican WTA tournaments, bringing the city to the same level as the tennis capitals of the world. It is currently unclear whether the Open will be a one-off event or an annual championship, but with the overwhelmingly positive reception from tennis fans around the world, there is hope for the WTA Tour in Mexico. Let’s review everything you need to know about the new Guadalajara Open.
Guadalajara Open Akron Tennis Tournament
The GDL Open Akron is a professional tennis tournament held outdoors on a hard court. The event is a part of the WTA Tour and of the WTA1000s category- events directly below the Grand Slam. This year, for the 2nd time the Mexico WTA Open will be held at Guadalajara.
2023 will mark the 2nd edition of the tournament being in the WTA1000s category. The tournament came about due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and allegations against the Chinese Communist Party, due to which the tournaments in Russia and China respectively were canceled. The title sponsor Akron is a lubricant, grease, and additive manufacturer and distributor.
|Venue||Pan-American Tennis Center|
|Draw||64 Singles, 32 Doubles|
Guadalajara Open 2023 Results
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Guadalajara Open 2022 Champions
In singles, American star Jessica Pegula wins the GDL OPEN AKRON singles title against Maria Sakkari. Jessica wins her 1st career WTA 1000 level tour. Besides this Jessica also qualified for WTA Finals 2022.
In the final Jessica defeated Maria with a straight set (6-2, 6-3). In the doubles Championship, Australian star Storm Sanders and Brazilian star Luisa Stefani defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil and Anna Danilina of Kazakhstan in a tiebreaker (7-6, 6,7, 10-8). Sanders Storm also announced her marriage that she was going to married in 3 weeks after this event in 2022.
Guadalajara Open History and Winners
Originally the Mexican Open was of the WTA Internationals category where the winner received 280 ranking points but from 2020 onwards, the category was discontinued. In 2021, there was no WTA tournament held in Mexico but as more and more of the tour’s events were canceled, a WTA1000 tournament was created to compensate.
The Mexican Open, also called the Abierto Mexicano Telcel was first established in 1993 as a part of the ATP Tour. The first WTA event was 8 years later in 2001 and the tournament became an annual event.
|Year||Prize Money||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2022||$2,548,125||Jessica Pegula (USA)||Storm Sanders (AUS) |
Luisa Stefani (BRA)
Guadalajara Open 2023 Prize Money
In the 2023 Mexican Open, total prize money will be $2,788,468 whereas the singles champion will have $412,000 and doubles winners will have $120,300. In 2022, the total prize money for the event was $2,548,125.
The 2023 Guadalajara Open Prize money distribution is as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
|2nd Round||$16,340||$10,620||60 S,105 D|
Guadalajara Open 2023 Players List
Even though it’s the 2nd edition, the Guadalajara Open has almost all top-seeded players within the top 30 in attendance. The list includes rank No. 7 Ons Jabeur as the top seed and Spanish star Paula Badosa making her comeback.
Top Seeds Singles
|9||Beatriz Haddad Maia||12|
Guadalajara Open Akron 2023 wild card entry
- Lya Isabel Fernández Olivares
- Eugenie Bouchard
- Ajla Tomljanović
Top Seeds Doubles
|Seed||Player||WTA Ranking (Doubles)|
|1||Kateřina Siniaková/Barbora Krejčíková||1/2|
|2||Elise Mertens/Veronika Kudermetova||3/4|
|3||Coco Gauff/Jessica Pegula||5/6|
|4||Giuliana Olmos/Gabriela Dabrowski||7/8|
|5||Jeļena Ostapenko/Lyudmyla Kichenok||9/10|
|6||Nicole Melichar-Martinez/Ellen Perez||11/16|
|7||Demi Schuurs/Desirae Krawczyk||13/15|
|8||Yang Zhaoxuan/Xu Yifan||14/20|
Guadalajara Open Draws
The tournament will have 64 singles and 32 doubles draws. The draws will be released as the opening commences.
GDL Open Akron 2023 Dates, Schedule
The Guadalajara Open will be conducted from the 17th-23rd of September. The qualifying rounds lasted for the 2 day-15th and 16th. While the tournament’s main draw started on the 17th and the final played on the 23rd. 2 practice days were held on the 13th and 14th,
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|17th September||1st Round||—–|
|18th September||1st Round and 2nd Round||1st Round|
|19th September||2nd Round||1st Round and 2nd Round|
|20th September||3rd Round||2nd Round|
|21st September||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|22nd September||Semi-Finals||Semi Finals|
Guadalajara Open Akron 2023 Tickets
The tickets for the event are available for the practice days, qualifying rounds, and the main draw. For information regarding the venue, accommodations, and seating arrangements throughout the tournament, click the link below.