Hobart International 2023 Results, Prize Money, Players List, Tickets
The Hobart International, a fan-favourite event part of the Australian Open Series in the lead-up to the Grand Slam will finally make a return after 2 years. The event has served as a warm-up to the Australian Open for many years and hosted multiple top-ranking players. To learn more about the much-anticipated return of Hobart International, keep on reading.
Hobart International Tennis Tournament
The Hobart International is an annual outdoor hard court tournament part of the WTA Tour. The event belongs to the WTA 250 category and is one of 5 official tournaments that is part of the Australian Open Series that play right before the Grand Slam. Hosted at the Hobart International Tennis Centre, simply known as the Domain Tennis Centre, the event marked its 27th edition this year.
Hobart International actually made a return in 2023 after a 2-year hiatus brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Title sponsors for the event include Events Tasmania, the City of Hobart, and ANZ, an Australian and New Zealand Banking Group.
|Location||Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|Venue||Domain Tennis Centre|
|Tour category||WTA 250|
|Draw||32 S, 16 D|
Hobart International 2023 Results
In singles, American star Lauren Davis won Hobart International 2023 title. She faced Elisabetta Cocciaretto of France and defeated her in straight sets (7-6, 6-2). Lauren won 1st title in 6 years, her 2nd career title.
In the doubles championship, Kirsten Flipkens and Laura Siegmund won Hobart International 2023 doubles title. The Winning pair faced Victorija Golubic and Panna Udvardy in the final and defeated them in straight sets (6-4, 7-5). This was the 7th double title for Kirsten and the 10th doubles title for Laura
Hobart International History and Previous Winners
Hobart International has been part of the ATP Tour since its inception in 1994, 28 years ago. The tournament hasn’t undergone many changes apart from the venue’s redevelopment efforts after 2008. The tour became more streamlined after the many changes they introduced in 2008, including the event’s tour category change from an ATP International event to an ATP 250 event.
The Australian Open’s court surface was also changed to a hard court surface and as a result, all 5 tournaments in the Australian Open Series were also required to make the switch. Not wanting to change venues, event organizers decided to improve and renovate the pre-existing Domain Tennis Centre to conform to the new Tour regulations. The redevelopment efforts were completed by 2011. The tournament was also affected when Covid-19 hit, leading to 2 consecutive year cancellations in 2021 and 2022.
Hobart International Winners
In the previous champions list, some notable names are Alicia Molik, Kim Clijsters, Patty Schnyder, Petra Kvitova, Garbine Muguruza, and many more. In recent years, however, Elise Mertens secured 2 consecutive titles, becoming the only woman in the tournament’s history to win 2 titles, as well as to win consecutively. She also won the doubles title in the 2018 competition.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Lauren Davis||Kirsten Flipkens / Laura Siegmund|
|2020||Elena Rybakina||Nadiia Kichenok / Sania Mirza|
|2019||Sofia Kenin||Chan Hao-ching / Latisha Chan|
|2018||Elise Mertens||Elise Mertens / Demi Schuurs|
|2017||Elise Mertens||Raluca Olaru / Olga Savchuk|
|2016||Alize Cornet||Han Xinyun / Cristina McHale|
Hobart International Prize Money and Ranking Points
The prize fund for the tournament as per WTA is $259,303 which is a 5% decrease as compared to 2020. Prize money will be officialized shortly too before the event commences on the 9th. In 2020, the prize fund stood at $275,000.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
Keep in mind the prize fund and the distribution may be changed.
Hobart International Players List
This year-round, the player’s list for Hobart International has familiar faces, multiple former champions, and some first-time participants. Headlining the 2023 event, we have the world no. 24 Wimbledon quarter-finalist that just won her first career title and scored 2 top 10 wins, Marie Bouzkova. Marie is not a new face, having participated in the 2020 edition as well. Then at the 2nd and 3rd seed positions, we have 2 former champions, Elise Mertens and Alize Cornet respectively. Both women are established well-known tennis players returning to Hobart to possibly record more title wins.
The last former champion that will also participate, is Sofia Kenin. The Grand Slam champion is set to make her return to professional play and has chosen Hobart International as her stage. In total, 7 of the direct entrants are returning from the 2020 edition alone. Promising as well as newer up-and-coming players will also be in attendance, like Wang Xiyu, Egypt’s no. 1 Mayar Sherif, Bernarda Pera, and more. The reigning champion Elena Rybakina will not be returning to defend her title.
Hobart International 2023 Single Players Top Seeds
|Alison Van Urytvanck||55|
|Patricia Maria Tig||788|
Singles Wild Card Entries
- Patricia Maria Tig
- Laura Siegemund
- Jaqueline Cristian
- Sofia Kenin
Note: The player’s list may be subject to change.
Hobart International Draws
The tournament will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released on the official website as the tournament progresses.
Hobart International 2023 Dates
The tournament main draw will be held across 6 days, from 9-14 January. The qualifying rounds will be played on the weekend before the main draw, on the 7th and the 8th.
Hobart International 2023 Schedule
The schedule for the 2023 Hobart International is given below.
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|9th January||Round 1||Round 1|
|10th January||Round 1||Round 1|
|11th January||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|13th January||Quarter Final||Quarter Final|
Keep in mind the schedule mentioned above may be subject to change.
Hobart International 2023 Tickets
Tickets for the 2023 Hobart International are available right now for as low as $25. The tickets are valid per day/night session with 2 total sessions each day, except for the last 2 days of the event when there will only be one twilight session, requiring only 1 ticket.
Viewing of the qualifying rounds is free, and so is bringing children during the main draw. To learn more about the conditions of entry, tickets, and corporate hospitality, click the link mentioned below.