Confirmed players, dates and how to get tickets

Confirmed players, dates and how to get tickets

Abu Dhabi has been added to the annual WTA Tour schedule, which means that a professional tennis tournament will be held in the capital every year. Ahead of the inaugural event, here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open.

What is that?

The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open 2023 is a WTA Tour tennis tournament. It is a 500-level event, placing it behind the four Grand Slams and the Masters 1000 tournaments in importance.


Where is he?

The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open will be held at the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Center.

When is it?

Main draw action begins on Monday, February 6 and ends with the final on Sunday, February 12.

Who plays?

A competitive field makes up the inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, including nine of the world’s top 20. The highest-ranked player in the field is currently world number 8 Daria Kasatkina of Russia, while 10th-ranked Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina will be among the favorites after her impressive run to the Open final. Australia.

The Kazakh will be one of five Grand Slam champions in Abu Dhabi, along with two-time major winner Garbine Muguruza, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 2021 Roland Garros winner Barbora Krejcikova and US Open 2019 Bianca Andreescu also in training. .

Other notable names include former world number 1 Karolina Pliskova and Olympic champion Belinda Bencic.

Tunisian superstar Ons Jabeur was scheduled to headline the event, but the world No. 3 pulled out due to injury.

Hasn’t Abu Dhabi already hosted tennis?

The capital has hosted the annual Mubadala World Tennis Championships (MWTC) for 14 years, and in 2021 the WTA Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open was created to help kick off the season despite major scheduling issues in due to the pandemic.

However, while the MWTC regularly attracts the biggest names in the game, it is a pre-season exhibition tournament, so no ranking points are available. The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, by comparison, is an officially sanctioned tournament with progressive prize money and ranking points up for grabs.

And compared to its 2021 predecessor, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is here to stay and will be held every year.

Are tickets available?

Tickets for the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open are available at

How to watch TV in the UAE?

All matches will be available for viewing on Abu Dhabi TV throughout the Mena region.

Updated: February 01, 2023, 11:59 a.m.

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