Linz Open 2024

29 Jan 2024 - 4 Feb 2024
WATCH: Ana Ivanovic lights up Linz Open final with her presence, performs coin toss between Jelena Ostapenko and Ekaterina Alexandrova WATCH: Ana Ivanovic lights up Linz Open final with her presence, performs coin toss between Jelena Ostapenko and Ekaterina Alexandrova
WATCH: Ana Ivanovic lights up Linz Open final with her presence, performs coin toss between Jelena Ostapenko and Ekaterina Alexandrova
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About Linz Open 2024

Linz Open 2024 Introduction

The Upper Austria Ladies Linz Open is one of the most awaited WTA tournaments that is played after the Australian Open. Formerly sponsored by Generali Gruppe, it is a WTA 500 tournament that will be held at the Design Center in Linz, Austria, from January 29, 2024, to February 4, 2024.



The 33rd edition of the tournament will feature the top-ranked players in the singles and doubles category. Some well-known champions of the tournament include Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, and Aryna Sabalenka.



The tournament will have 28 final players in a single draw and 16 final teams in doubles draw. The total prize money for the tournament will be $922,573. Each singles and doubles category winner will receive 500 points each after winning the title.


Linz Open History

Organized by the ITF, the Linz Open was first held in 1987 in Wels, Austria, with a prize money of $10,000. From 1991 onwards, the tournament came into the category of the WTA Tour, which lies at the Tier V level. It was promoted to Tier III-Level in 1993 and Tier II level in 1998. In 2009, the tournament was named the WTA International Tournament and later promoted to WTA 250 in 2021 as per tournament nomenclature.


The scheduling again changed in 2023, and the tournament was organized in October instead of February. However, in 2024, the tournament was upgraded to a WTA 500 event. The Linz Open was played on the indoor hard courts. Anastasia Potapova is the defending champion in the singles category, and Natela Dzalamidze and Viktoria Kuzmova were the defending champions in the doubles category.


Manuele Maleeva Fragniere, Lindsay Davenport, and Ana Ivanovic have won the tournament the most number of times in the singles category. Nathalie Tauziat and Johanna Larsson have won the tournament the most number of times in the doubles category. Other prominent winners include Coco Gauff, Justin Henin, and Maria Sharapova.


Linz Open 2024 Schedule

Linz Open 2024 is scheduled from January 29, 2024, to February 4, 2024. The final will take place on February 4, 2024.


Linz Open 2024 Venue

Linz Open 2024 will be played at the Design Centre Linz in Linz, Austria.


Linz Open 2024 Defending Champions

Linz Open defending champions in singles and doubles categories are as follows:


Women Singles – Anastasia Potapova

Anastasia Potapova won the Linz Open 2023, defeating Petra Martic in the final by 6-3 and 6-1. She returned to defend her title in the current season.


Women Doubles - Natela Dzalamidze and Viktoria Kuzmova

Regarding the doubles category, Natela Dzalamidze and Viktoria Kuzmova won the title, defeating Anna Lena Friedsam and Nadiia Kichenok in straight sets in the final.


Linz Open 2024 Prize Money

The total prize money estimated for the Linz Open 2024 is $922,573, which is further divided into the following categories.

EventWinnerFinalsSemifinalsQuarterfinals
Singles$142,002$87,659$51,204$24,909
Doubles$47,392$28,716$16,422$8,510


Linz Open 2024 Points Distribution

Linz Open 2024 Points Distribution for singles and doubles categories are as follows:

EventWinnerFinalsSemifinalsQuarterfinals
Women’s Singles500325 195 108
Women's doubles500325195108


Linz Open 2024 Top Ranked Players

The top-ranked players for the Linz Open 2024, which the WTA lists, are as follows:


Top Ranked Players for Singles Category

  • Jelena Ostapenko

  • Donna Vekic

  • Elise Mertens

  • Ekaterina Alexandrova

  • Anastasia Potapova

  • Jasmine Paolini

  • Varvara Gracheva

  • Petra Martic


Top Ranked Players for Doubles Category

  • Nicole Melichar Martinez and Ellen Perez

  • Ulrikke Eikeri and Tereza Mihalikova

  • Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya

  • Asia Muhammad and Alycia Parks


WTA Player with the most wins in the tournament

Manuele Maleeva Fragniere, Lindsay Davenport, Jana Novotna, Sabine Appelmans, and Ana Ivanovic have won the tournament twice in their professional career. Lindsay Davenport won the tournament back-to-back in 2000 and 2001.



Nathalie Tauziat and Johanna Larsson have won the tournament thrice in the doubles category. Johanna Larsson won the tournament consecutively in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with Kiki Bertens and Kirsten Flipkens, respectively. Kiki Bertens, Anna Lena Gronefeld, Kveta Peschke, Liezel Huber, Ai Sugiyama, Nadia Petrova, and Jelena Dokic have won the tournament twice in their career.


Where to watch Linz Open 2024?

For fans all over the world who wish to enjoy the telecast of the Linz Open 2024, ORF is the official broadcaster for the tournament. Viewers can watch the matches mostly on ORF Sport Plus. LT1 private broadcaster will also be providing the coverage for the tournament. Tennis fans in the USA and UK can watch the telecast on Tennis Channel and Sky Sports, respectively.


FAQs

A. Linz Open will be held at the Design Centre Linz in Linz, Austria.

A. Natela Dzalamidze and Viktoria Kuzmova won the Linz Open 2023 in the doubles category.

A. The winner of the tournament in the singles and doubles category will be awarded a prize money of $922,573

A. Anastasia Potapova won the 2023 Linz Open in singles.

Last Modified Feb 4, 2024 10:43 GMT
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