The Southern California Open currently known as The San Diego Open is an ATP 250 and WTA 500 tournament held at the Barnes Tennis Centre in San Diego, California. This event is a professional outdoor hard-court tennis tournament. The championship is part of the ATP and WTA Tour, being of the ATP250 and WTA500 categories respectively. Join us as we brief all we currently know about the 2023 San Diego Open.
San Diego Open Tennis Tournament
The Cymbiotika San Diego Open is a WTA 500 tournament held at the Barnes Tennis Centre in San Diego, California. This year marks the 2nd women’s event since 2015. After 7 long years, the South Carolina Open for Women returned in 2022.
|Location||San Diego, California|
|Venue||Barnes Tennis Centre|
|Draw||32 Singles, 16 Doubles|
WTA San Diego Open 2023 results
Czech Republican stars shined at San Diego as Barbora Krejcikova won both singles and doubles titles. In singles, Barbora defeated American star Sofia Kenin in three sets 6-4,2-6, 6-4. After the victory, she became a top 10 ranking player. While in the doubles, Barbora partnered with country fellow Katerina Siniakova winning their third title of the year and the 15th title in their career together. The winning pair defeated Local Pair Danielle Collins and CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
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San Diego Open 2022 Winners
In the singles championship, Polish star and world no 1 Iga Swiatek wins the final battle against Donna Vekic of Croatia. Iga grabs victory in final set (6-3, 3-6, 6-0). Iga wins 8th title of the WTA 2022 season.
In the doubles championship, American pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula defeated Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico. American pair win match in tie breaker (1-6, 7-5, 10-4).
WTA San Diego Open History and Winners
The event was originally the South Carolina Open, an exclusively WTA tennis tournament. The South Carolina Open originated from the year 1887 and ran till 1978. Throughout the years the tournament has had many names, venues, and title sponsors, even being held once in Tokyo. In its most recent edition, in 2015, the tournament was called the Carlsbad Classic, a WTA challenger championship. In 2021, the tournament returned, holding its first-ever ATP250 event. After the revival garnered much success and support, it was announced that WTA would finally return to San Diego. The 2023 WTA South Carolina will be 2nd edition as a WTA500 category.
|Year||Prize Money||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||$780,637||Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)||Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)|
Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
|2022||$757,900||Iga Swiatek (POL)||Coco Gauff (USA) |
Jessica Pegula (USA)
San Diego Open Prize Money and Points
In the 2023 South Carolina Open, total prize money will be $780,637 whereas the singles champion will have $120,000. In 2022, the total prize money for the event was $757,900.
2023 Western and Southern Open Prize money distribution is as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
San Diego Open Draws
The event will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses. 4 qualifiers will join 28 singles main draw entries in 1st round.
San Diego Open Dates & Schedule
The San Diego Open’s main draw will be conducted from the 11th of September to the 16th of September while the qualifying rounds will set through the 9th and 10th.
The official schedule for the tournament has been released.
|Dates||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|11th Sept||1st Round||1st Round|
|12th Sept||1st Round and 2nd Round||1st Round|
|13th Sept||2nd Round||Quarter Finals|
|14th Sept||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|15th Sept||Semi-Finals||Semi Finals|
Keep in mind this schedule is an estimate and not indicative of the official tournament schedule.
WTA San Diego Open Players List
Even though this is the first year a major WTA tournament has come to San Diego since 2015, the players list is jam-packed with top tennis players. Almost the whole of the top seed players are under the top 20 in ranking. World no.1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek will not be participating in the tournament.
Singles Top Seeds
Single Wild Card Entries
- Leylah Fernandez
- Sloane Stephens
- Barbora Krejcikova
San Diego Open 2023 Tickets
You can buy Western and Southern Open’s single session packages, premium tickets, mini packages & full series packages by visiting the following links.