Qatar TotalEnergies Open also known by different names like WTA Qatar Open, and Qatar ladies’ Open also known as Doha Open held from February 13th to February 18th this year and it’s a WTA 500 category event. The first tournament was held in 2001 with prize money of around $200,000. The event consists of the hard outdoor surface of Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex which currently has a capacity of almost 6,900.
Qatar TotalEnergies Open Tennis Tournament
In 2022, the tournament was upgraded to a WTA1000 event on the WTA Tour but Qatar Ladies Open 2023 is back to WTA 500 category. The WTA Doha Open will be held in the same week as the ATP tournaments in Rotterdam, Buenos Aires, and Florida. The title sponsor of the event is TotalEnergies, a manufacturing company currently based in Qatar.
|Venue||Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex|
|Tour category||WTA 500|
|Draw||32 S, 16 D|
Qatar Open 2023 Results
In singles, Defending Champion and currently world no 1 Iga Swiatek defends her title. Iga Swiatek defeated Doubles champion Jessica Pegula in straight sets 6-3, 6-0. She hasn’t dropped a single set in this tournament and won 36 games out of 41 games in the whole event.
In the doubles championship, like singles, No. 1 seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula have backed up their 2022 Doha result by defending their title. Coco and Jess beat no. 2 seeds Jelena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok in the final, 6-4, 2-6, 10-7!
Qatar TotalEnergies Open 2022 Results
In Singles, Seeded no. 7 Iga Swiatek from Poland grabbed her 4th career title with an easy win of (6-2, 6-0). This is the 2nd WTA 1000 title of her career, 1st one was in Rome last year. She also has a 2020 Roland Garros Grand slam. In the Doha final, Swiatek faced seeded no. 4 Anett Kontaveit from Estonia. The Polish star also shared her thoughts with the Ukrainian people. She said, “If sport can connect us even if a bit today and give us a tiny bit of joy in these tough moments, I’m grateful for that.”
In the double championship, Unseeded all-American pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula surprisingly won their maiden team title in Qatar Total Energies Open 2022. They faced no. 3 seeds Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Elise Mertens of Belgium. The unseeded pair took the doubles title one set down (3-5, 7-5, 10-5) in Doha.
Currently ranked 13, Petra Kvitová (Singles) from Czech was the 2021 champion but could not defend her title last year. While Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs were the winners of the doubles WTA Qatar Open 2021. Only 3 women tennis players (Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Myskina, and Victoria Azarenka) won this tournament twice.
Qatar Total Open Previous Winners
The Copa Oster has hosted many top 100 players from around the world and among its champions, Irina-Camelia Begu has to be the most significant. The 2011 champion won that year’s singles and doubles events. This achievement had been performed previously as well, in the last edition even, when Polona Hercog also won in both disciplines.
|Year||Singles Champions||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Iga Swiatek||Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula|
|2022||Iga Swiatek||Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula|
|2021||Petra Kvitová||Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs|
|2020||Aryna Sabalenka||Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strýcová|
|2019||Elise Mertens||Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan|
|2018||Petra Kvitová||Gabriela Dabrowski and Jeļena Ostapenko|
Qatar Total Open 2023 Prize Money
In 2023 WTA Qatar Open prize money is $780,673 while in 2022 it was $2,331,698. In 2021 due to Covid-19, prize money dropped to 245%. This year Singles champion in Qatar will take home a cheque of $120,150 and the runner-up will receive $74,161. While Doubles Champion will receive $40,100 and the runner-up will go home with $24,300.
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
Qatar Ladies Open 2023 Players List
In history like Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Justine Henin, Simona Halep, and Victoria Azarenka triumphed in Doha. In 2023, the defending champion is world no. 1 Iga Swiatek, who started her previous season with a triumph in Doha.
But there is a young generation who can give a tough time to title defenders. The entry list is full of Top players, as almost 8 out of the top 10 players are ready to compete for Doha Open Title.
Qatar Total Open Singles Top Seeds
|8||Elena Rybakina (WC)||10|
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||14|
Qatar Ladies Open 2023 WildCard Entries
- Victoria Azarenka
- Barbora Krejčíková
- Garbiñe Muguruza
- Elena Rybakina
Qatar Open Doubles Top Seeds
|1||Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula (champions)||6|
|2||Lyudmyla Kichenok / Jeļena Ostapenko (runner-up)||21|
|3||Demi Schuurs / Desirae Krawczyk||27|
|4||Giuliana Olmos / Zhang Shuai||24|
Qatar Total Open 2023 Tickets
Tickets for the WTA Qatar Open are valid per day/night session with 2 sessions per day of the event. Day tickets are on general sale across Center Court and the 4 outer show courts.
All tickets are sold on an unreserved, general admission basis, ticket holders can select their chosen section, but an exact seat is not reserved at checkout. Fans can attend the qualifying days (Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 February) free of charge, without a ticket.