Birmingham Classic also known as Rothesay Classic Birmingham or Viking Classic Birmingham is a WTA 250-level tournament. This tournament was founded in 1982 and it will be its 40th edition in 2022. Event held in outdoor grass court of Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham United Kingdom. It consists of 32 singles draw and 16 doubles. The 2022 edition will start on 13 June and the final will be played on 19 June 2022.
2022 Birmingham Classic Winners
In 2022, the singles champion is Beatriz Haddad Maia (BR) and she defeated Shuai Zhang (CN). In the final, B. Haddad grabs victory by (5-4). Unfortunately, Haddad Maia announced retirement too.
In doubles, Ukrainian player Lyudmyla Kichenok and Latvian player Jelena Ostapenko won the title against Elise Mertens of Belgium & Shuai Zhang of China.
Birmingham Classic Champions 2021
In 2021 singles champion was Ons Jabeur (TUN) and she defeated Daria Kasatkina (RUS). In the final, Ons grabs victory in straight sets (7-5, 6-4). In doubles, Czeck Republican pair Marie Bouzkova and Lucie Hradecka won the title against singles champion Ons Jabeur (TUN) and Ellen Perez (AUS).
Rothesay Classic Birmingham Players list [Updated]
- Jelena Ostapenko (Seed# 1)
- Simona Halep (Seed# 2)
- Camila Giorgi (Seed# 3)
- Sorana Cirstea (Seed# 6)
- Shuai Zhang (Seed# 8)
- Dayana Yastremska
Birmingham Classic Wild Card Entries
Following are some wild card entries at Rothesay classic Birmingham 2022;
- Petra Kvitova (Seed# 5) (Eliminated)
- Katie Boulter
- Harriet Dart (Eliminated)
Birmingham Classic Prize Money 2022
In 2022 prize money was $251,750 where singles winner grabbed $33,200 and runner-up gets $19,750. While the doubles champions got $12,000 and the runner-ups stand for $6,700.
Birmingham Classic Prize Money 2021
While in 2021 prize money was $235,238. Before covid Prize money was way high than post covid. In 2021 winner out $29,800 in her pocket while runner-up put $16,398. On the other side in doubles, Winners have $10,300 with runner-ups $6000.
Rothesay Classic Birmingham Prize Money & Past Champions History
|Year||Prize Money||Single’s Champions||Doubles Champions|
|2022||$251,750||Beatriz Haddad Maia||Lyudmyla Kichenok|
|2021||$235,238||Ons Jabeur (TUN)||Marie Bouzkova (CZK)|
Lucie Hradecka (CZK)
|2019||$1,006,263||Ashleigh Barty( AUS)||Hsieh Su-Wei (CHI)|
Barbora Strycova (CZK)
|2018||$871,028||Petra Kvitova (CZK)||Timea Babos (HUN)|
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
|2017||$885,040||Petra Kvitova (CZK)||Ashleigh Barty( AUS)|
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
|2016||$846,000||Madison Keys (USA)||Barbora Strycova (CZK)|
Karolina Pliskova (CZK)
2022 Rothesay Classic Birmingham Schedule & Draw Dates
|Saturday, 11 June 2022||11 am||Qualifying||Ann Jones, 1, 2, 3|
|Sunday, 12 June 2022||11 am||Qualifying||Ann Jones 1|
|Monday, 13 June 2022||11:30 am||Round 1||Ann Jones, 1, 2|
|Tuesday, 14 June 2022||11:30 am||1st and 2nd Round||Ann Jones, 1, 2|
|Wednesday, 15 June 2022||11:30 am||2nd and 3rd Round||Ann Jones 1|
|Thursday, 16 June 2022||11:30 am||3rd Round||Ann Jones 1|
|Friday, 17 June 2022||11:30 am||Quarter-Finals||Ann Jones 1|
|Saturday, 18 June 2022||11:30 am|
|Semifinals||Ann Jones 1|
|Sunday, 19 June 2022||12:00 pm|
|Final||Ann Jones 1|
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