The 2023 Canadian Open championships (branded as the National Bank Open presented by Rogers for sponsorship reasons) are outdoor hard-court tennis tournaments to be played from 7–13 August 2023. The women’s event will take place at the IGA Stadium in Montreal. It will be the 121st edition of the women’s tournament
WTA National Bank Open Tennis Tournament
2023 WTA National Bank Presented by Rogers is starting on 7th August while qualifying rounds will start on 5th and 6th August and the Final will be played on 13 August 2023. Toronto Open is categorized as a WTA 1000 masters-level tournament. The event consists of 63 Singles main draw and 32 Doubles main draw. In 2023, the Event will be held on the outdoor hard court surface of the IGA Stadium in Montreal
|Tour category||WTA 1000|
|Draw||64 S, 32 D|
Some interesting facts about Canadian Open are;
- Only 2 Canadian-born females have won the Canadian Open in history- Bianca Andreescu in 2019 and Faye Urban in 1969.
- Lois Moyes Bickle has won the Canadian Open 10 times.
- Monica Sales from the USA has a record of winning the Canadian Open for consecutive 4 years (1995-1998).
National Bank Canada Open 2023 Results
In singles, The American Jessica Pegula won her first title this season on Sunday, at the Masters 1000 in Montreal, after overwhelmingly defeating Liudmila Samsonova in the final. The American won the initial set 6-1 and the second set 6-0, demonstrating her superiority not only in the final result but also in her perfect percentage (100%) in points won with the first serve. This becomes the third title in Pegula’s professional career at 29 years of age.
While in the doubles, The Japanese duo Ena Shibahara and Shuko Aoyama, are proclaimed Champions of the WTA 1000 Masters Montreal 2023, defeating the American Desirae Krawczyk and the Dutch Demi Schuurs in the Grand Final – Women’s Doubles, in three sets 6-4 / 4-6 / 13-11.
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WTA National Bank Open 2022 Champions
In the singles championship, Romanian star Simona Halep won the National Bank Open Toronto 2022. Simona defeated Brazilian star Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final set (6-3,2-6,6-3). This was Simona’s third Canadian title. Simona became 1st female to win Canadian Open in both locations, Montreal and Toronto.
In the doubles championship of the National Bank Open, American pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula defeated Nichole Melichar of the USA and Ellen Perez of Australia by (6-4,6-7,10-5). After winning, Coco Gauff became the world’s no. 1 star in the doubles ranking.
WTA National Bank Open 2021 Champions
In the 2021 singles championship, Italian star Camila Giorgi defeated Karoline Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the final. While In the doubles Championship, Canadian star Gabriela Dabrowski and Brazilian star Luisa Stefani won the championship.
Canada Open History and Winners
The Women’s Canada Open competition was first held in 1892. It is the second oldest active tournament after Wimbledon and was held one month before the inaugural U.S. National Championships. The first WTA Canadian Open was played in 1892 at Toronto Lawn Tennis Club, Canada. Since its start, WTA Canadian Open has had different names due to sponsors like Canadian Championships (1892-1967), Canadian Open (1968-1996), Du Maurier Open (1997-2000), Rogers AT&T Cup (2001-2004), Rogers Cup (2005-2019) and now National Bank Open (2021- present).
WTA Canadian Open is the oldest women’s tennis tournament in the world, only Wimbledon Open has been longer than it. Before 2011, ATP and WTA were held on 2 different weeks in the same venue but after that, both events were held on the same week but in different venues- Toronto and Montreal. Both Events switch their venues from year to year. Since 2021 rules have changed, now in even number years ATP is held in Montreal and WTA in Toronto, and vice versa in odd number years.
|Year||Prize Money||Single’s Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||$2,788,468||Jessica Pegula (USA)||Ena Shibahara (JAP)|
Shuko Aoyama (JAP)
|2022||$2,697,250||Simona Halep (ROU)||Coco Gauff (USA)|
Jessica Pegula (USA)
|2021||$1,835,490||Camila Giorgi (ITA)||Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)|
Luisa Stefani (BRA)
|2020||N/A||Tournament not held||Tournament not held|
|2019||$2,830,000||Bianca Andreescu (CAN)||Barbora Krejčíková (CZE)|
Kateřina Siniaková (CZE)
|2018||$2,820,000||Simona Halep (ROU)||Ashleigh Barty (AUS)|
Demi Schuurs (NED)
|2017||$2,735,139||Elina Svitolina (UKR)||Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)|
Elena Vesnina (RUS)
|2016||$2,714,413||Simona Halep (ROU)||Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)|
Elena Vesnina (RUS)
WTA National Bank Open 2023 Prize Money
The 2023 WTA Canada Open prize money is $2,788,468 where the singles champion will have $454,500 and doubles champions will receive $103,750.
In 2022, the total prize commitment is $2,697,250 while in 2021 total prize money was $1,835,490.
National Bank Open presented by Rogers 2023 prize money distribution as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
WTA Canada Open Montreal 2023 Draw
The event will have 64 singles and 32 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses. 8 qualifiers will join 56 singles main draw entries in 1st round.
WTA National Bank Open 2023 Dates, Schedule
The main draw will be held across a week from 7- 13 August with a qualification round set for 5 and 6 August.
The official schedule for the WTA section of the event is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|7 August||Round 1||Round 1|
|8 August||Round 1 – Round 2||Round 1 – Round 2|
|9 August||Round 2 – Round 3||Round 2|
|10 August||Round 3||Quarter Finals|
|11 August||Quarter Finals||Semi-Finals|
WTA Canada National Bank Open 2023 Players list
2023 Wta Entry List Including 9 of the top 10 Players. The 2023 Grand Slam title winners will compete for Montreal Cup. Following is the top-seed players list
Top Seed Players
|12||Beatriz Haddad Maia||13|
- Bianca Andreescu
- Leylah Fernandez
- Rebecca Marino
- Venus Williams
- Caroline Wozniacki
- Jeniffer Brady (PR)
- Elina Svitolina (PR)
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