Being a new addition to the WTA scene hasn’t stopped the AGEL Open from skyrocketing in popularity, and as the tournament makes its return, let’s discuss everything you’d need to know about the 2022 AGEL Open also known as Ostrava Open.
AGEL Open Tennis Tournament
The AGEL Open also called the Ostrava Open is an annual women’s indoor hard-court tournament. Being a part of the WTA Tour, the tournament is in the 500s category. The championship’s rise to fame can be attributed to the many top-ranking players that participated in the Open. This year’s iteration will be the third since the tournament’s conception in 2020.
AGEL Open History and Past Winners
The full name of the tournament is actually J&T Banka Ostrava Open due to its title sponsor, the J&T Bank in the Czech Republic. The event has had a very long history starting in the 1990s. From 1994 to 1998, the tournament was called the Czech indoor and was an ATP men’s tournament played on carpet. Then in 1999, the tournament would go by a new name, the Nokia Cup. The Cup was held in Prostĕjov and was a woman’s tournament part of the WTA Tour. After a 2 decade-plus hiatus, the event resurfaced in 2020. Now going by the title of the AGEL Open, the event was organized to make up for the many 2020 tournaments that were canceled or postponed cause of the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament has consistently been held shortly after the US Open. The previous winners of the WTA tournament are:
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2020||Aryna Sabalenka||Elise Mertens and Ayyna Sabalnenka|
|2021||Anett Kontaveit||Sania Mirza and Zhang Shuai|
|Location||Ostrava, Czech Republic|
|Venue||Ostrava Arena and Athletic Hall|
|Draw||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
AGEL Open 2022 Champions
In singles championship of Ostrava Open 2022, Barbora Krejcikova defeated world no 1 Iga Swiatek in finals. Czech Republican star Barbora wins title in final set after 1st set down (5-7, 7-6, 6-3). It was longest WTA final of the 2022. Barbora also break 3 years winning final streak of Iga Swiatek.
On other sides in doubles championship, American Pair Alycia Parks and Caty Mcnally won Ostrava Open doubles title against Erin Routliffe of New Zealand and Alicja Rosolska. Winning pair gets victory in straight sets (6-3, 6-2).
AGEL Open 2022 Prize Money and Points
Compared to the previous Ostrava Open, this year the prize money has seen a considerable increase.
Along with the prize money changing each year, the distribution percentages have also seen major changes. Thus, to get a better idea of how prize money and WTA points maybe are distributed, we will be looking at the 2021 Ostrava Open.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
For the Doubles participants, the aforementioned prize money is split in half between the 2 players. The percentages of the 2021 AGEL Open do not have to carry over to the 2022 edition.
AGEL Open 2022 Players List
This year’s selection of players tops all previous player lists. The star-studded cast had 4 top 10 players along with multiple Grand Slam championship holders. The defending champion along with the previous runner up also participated.
|Player Name||WTA Ranking (Singles)|
|Iga Swiatek (Runner-up)||1|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||15|
|Barbora Krejčíková (Champion)||27|
AGEL Open 2022 Draws
The tournament have 32 singles and 16 doubles matches alongside 24 qualifying rounds. The draws released as the tournament commences. The qualifying rounds and a portion of the main draws conducted at the Athletic hall adjacent to the Ostrava Arena.
AGEL Open 2022 Dates
The AGEL Open main draw held from the 3rd to the 9th of October with the qualifying rounds played on the 1st and 2nd.
AGEL Open 2022 Schedule
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|3rd October||1st Round||1st Round|
|4th October||1st Round||1st Round|
|5th October||1st Round and 2nd Round||1st Round and Quarter Finals|
|6th October||2nd Round||Quarter Finals|
|7th October||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|8th October||Semi Finals||Semi Finals|
Keep in mind this schedule may be to subject to changes and we will have to wait until the start of the tournament to see the official format.
AGEL Open 2022 Tickets
This year around, seats to watch the qualifying rounds at the Athletic Hall will also be available for purchase. To purchase tickets and for other event information, the tournament has its own designated Ticket portal mentioned below.