The 3rd edition Lyon Open also known as the Open 6ème Sens – Métropole de Lyonin French held from the 28th of February and ends on 6th March. A hard indoor WTA250 tournament hosted by Palais des sports garland. The stadium has a capacity of 5,910. It’s a 32S / 32Q / 16D draws tournament.
Lyon Open 2022 Champions
On the 6th of March, Chinese star Zhang Shuai uplifted her 3rd career title by winning the WTA singles title of Lyon Open. After one set down from Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska, seeded no. 8 Zhang comeback victory to clinch her title. Zhang won a battle with 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 against wildcard Dayana.
Zhang collects her 1st title in 2012 and 2nd in 2013. Runner-up star sisters, Ivanna, also able to make it out of Ukraine and get to Lyon in doubles with Yastremska. Runner-up Ukrainian star Yastremska donates Lyon Open prize money to aid Ukraine war.
In the doubles championship, American pair Catherine Harrison and Sabrina Santamaria beat the Chinese In doubles, Unseeded pair Laura Siegemund from Germany and Vera Zvonareva from Russia triumphed in the Lyon Open 2022. Champions took the title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over British pair Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholls. The winning pair also won US Open in 2020 which was their 1st event as a team and this one was their 2nd title together. It is the 7th title for German star Siegemund and the 11th title for Russian star Zvonareva.
Some of the best players in the world, including Caroline Garcia & Lyonnaise, ambassadors of the tournament, were featured in Lyon for the 3rd edition of a tournament which is a major event on the international circuit. Denish star Clara Tauson was the singles champion of 2021 while Viktoria Kuzmova and Arantxa Rus won the doubles title of 2021. Both Singles and Doubles, 2021 champions couldn’t defend their titles this time.
Lyon Open Prize Money
In 2021, the Lyon Open prize money was $235,238 and this year prize money for the tournament is $239,447. Singles winner gets $31,000 and runner-up received $18,036. Doubles champions get $10,800 and runners-up put $6,299 in their bag.
Year Wise Prize Money
|YEAR||PRIZE MONEY||WINNER (SINGLES)||WINNER (DOUBLES)|
|2022||$239,477||Zhang Shuai|| Laura Siegemund|
|2021||$235,238||Clara Tauson|| Viktoria Kuzmova|
|2020||$250,000||Sofia Kenin|| Laura Loana Paar|
Lyon Open 2022 Top Seed Players Entry List
- Camila Giorgi from Italy
- Sorana Cîrstea from Romania
- Viktorija Golubic from Switzerland
- Alizé Cornet from France
- Jasmine Paolini from Italy
- Ana Konjuh from Crotia
- Alison Van Uytvanck from Belgium
- Zhang Shuai from China
Singles Champion: Zhang Shuai
Doubles Champion: Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva