The Rothesay International Eastbourne or WTA Eastbourne International is an annual tennis event held in July in Eastbourne, United Kingdom. The event was founded in 1974. It used to be known as WTA 500 until 2011. The event is currently known as WTA 500 Eastbourne. The event is part of the ITF Circuit and is classified as a WTA International level tournament.
The event played at Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club from the 19th to the 25th of June. There was 64 singles and 16 doubles draws. The tournament started on Sunday, 19th of June, and ended on Saturday, 25th of June. The matches were held on Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club outdoor grass court in Eastbourne. The grass courts at Devonshire Park are well maintained. The court surface is very smooth and easy to play on. The event is one of the warm-up tournaments for The Championships, Wimbledon Open.
Eastbourne International 2022 Champions
The 2022 Eastbourne international singles champion is Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. Petra faced 2021 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in the final and defeated her by (6-3, 6-2). This is the 29th WTA title for Petra.
In doubles, Aleksandra Krunic of Sebria and Magda Linette of Poland grabs doubls title after Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia walkover. This has been an unlucky WTA tour for Jelena, as she couldn’t win the Singles title or the doubles title.
Eastbourne International 2021 Champions
In 2021, the Singles champion was Latvian star Jelena Ostapenko. Jelena faced Estonian star Anett Kontaveit in the final and smashed her in straight sets (6-3, 6-3). On the other Side in doubles, Japanese pair Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara defeat Nicole Melichar of USA and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in straight sets (6-1, 6-4).
Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022 Players List [Updated]
- Paula Badosa (Seed# 1) (Eliminated)
- Ons Jabeur (Seed# 2)
- Maria Sakkari (Seed# 3) (Eliminated)
- Karolina Pliskova (Seed# 4) (Eliminated)
- Garbine Muguruza (Seed# 5) (Eliminated)
- Barbora Krejcikova (Seed# 7) (Eliminated)
- Jelena Ostapenko (2022 singles and doubles runner-up) (Seed# 8)
- Elena Rybakina (Seed# 9) (Eliminated)
- Jil Teichmann (Seed# 10) (Eliminated)
- Madison Keys (Seed# 11) (Eliminated)
- Camila Giorgi (Seed# 12)
- Elise Mertens (Seed# 13) (Eliminated)
- Petra Kvitova (Seed# 14) (2022 Champion)
- Beatriz Haddad Maia (Seed# 15)
- Yulia Putintseva (Seed# 16) (Eliminated)
- Alsion Riske (Seed# 17) (Eliminated)
- Annet Kontaveit (2021 Finalist)
- Anhelina Kalinina
Eastbourne International 2022 Wild Card Entries [Updated]
Following players have a wild card entry chance to play at Eastbourne International;
- Jodie Burrage (Eliminated)
- Katie Boulter (Eliminated)
- Harriet Dart
Eastbourne International 2022 Prize Money
In 2022, total prize commitment was £615,430 ($757,900). The winner of the singles title received €110,849 ($116,340) and the runner-up had €68,563. On the other side in doubles, the winning pair received €32,859 and the runner-up had €19,968.
Eastbourne International 2021 Prize Money
While in 2021 total prize money was €547,265 which was low from previous years due to covid-19. In 2021, the singles winner received €57,544 and the runner-up had €42,799. On the other side in the 2021 doubles, the winning pair put €21,270 in their bag and the runner-up had €14,964.
Rothesay International Eastbourne Prize Money & Past Champions History
|Year||Prize Money||Single’s Champions||Doubles Champions|
|2022||$757,900 (€720,584)||Petra Kvitova (CZK)||Aleksandra Krunic (SER)|
Magda Linette (POL)
|2021||$565,530 (€547,265)||Jeļena Ostapenko (LAT)||Shuko Aoyama (JAP)|
Ena Shibahara (JAP)
|2019||$998,712||Karolina Pliskova (CZK)||Chan Hao-ching (CHI)|
Latisha Chan (CHI)
|2018||$917,664||Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)||Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)|
Xu Yifan (CHI)
|2017||$819,000||Karolina Pliskova (CZK)||Chan Yung-Jan (CHI)|
Martina Hingis (SUI)
|2016||$776,878||Dominika Cibulkova (SLO)||Darija Jurak (CRO)|
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
|2015||$731,000||Belinda Bencic (SUI)||Caroline Garcia (FRA)|
Katarina Srebotnik (CZK)
2022 Rothesay International Eastbourne Schedule & Draw Dates
|Sunday – Day 1||19th of June 2022||WTA 1st Round Matches|
|Monday – Day 2||20th of June 2022||ATP and WTA 1st Round Matches|
|Tuesday – Day 3||21st of June 2022||ATP and WTA 2nd Round Matches|
|Wednesday – Day 4||22nd of June 2022||ATP 2nd Round and WTA 3rd Round Matches|
|Thursday – Day 5||23rd of June 2022||ATP and WTA Quarterfinal Matches|
|Friday – Day 6||24th of June 2022||ATP and WTA Semifinal Matches|
|Saturday – Day 7||25th of June 2022||ATP and WTA Finals|
Rothesay International Eastbourne 2022 Tickets/Sponsors
Tickets: For ticket and related details visit the following link: https://www.lta.org.uk/fan-zone/international/rothesay-international-eastbourne/tickets/
Sponsors: In 2022, the tournament is sponsored by Rothesay Life PLC, having been previously sponsored by Aegon, Hastings Direct, Nature Valley, and Viking Cruises.