March was filled with a number of exciting hardcourt tournaments, but the tour will now shift to clay. A total of 13 competitions across the ATP and WTA tours will be held in April.
The actions kicks off in Houston (ATP) and Charleston (WTA), with ATP and WTA 1000 events scheduled to take place later in the month.
So without any further ado, let’s take a look at the tennis schedule for the month of April:
ATP 250 tournaments
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships: 4-10 April
There won't be too many big names competing in Houstonb. Casper Ruud was the top seed and the only top-10 player in the draw. However, he withdrew due to injury.
Grand Prix Hassan II: 4-10 April
This is the 36th edition of the Grand Prix Hassan II and the first time it is taking place since 2019. Benoit Paire won the last edition of the tournament but he will not compete in 2022. Felix Auger-Aliassime is the top seed and a heavy favorite to triumph.
The likes of Dan Evans, Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Federico Delbonis are also in the mix.
Serbia Open: 18-24 April
This year's Serbia Open will be headlined by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Andrey Rublev and Gael Monfils are also in the draw, but defending champion Matteo Berrettini is expected to miss out due to injury.
Estoril Open - 25 April - 1 May
This year's Estoril Open in Portugal will feature four players ranked in the top 20, including Felix Auger-Aliassime, last year's runner-up Cameron Norrie, Diego Schwartzman and Pablo Carreno Busta. Albert Ramos-Vinolas won the tournament in 2021.
BMW Open - 25 April - 1 May
This year's BMW Open in Munich will play host to the likes of Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud. Reigning champion Nikoloz Basilashvili will return to defend his title.
WTA 250 tournaments
Copa Colsanitas - 4-10 April
This is the first WTA 250 tournament that will take place in April. With most players competing in the Charleston Open, the top seed at the Copa Colsanitas tennis tournament in Bogota is local favorite Camila Osorio.
The Colombian won the tournament last year by beating Tamara Zidansek in the final. She has a fair chance of defending her title in the absence of star power.
Istanbul Cup - 18-24 April
The 15th edition of the Istanbul Cup will take place in April, with Veronika Kudermetova, Elise Mertens and reigning champion Sorana Cirstea slated to participate.
ATP 500 tournaments
Barcelona Open - 18-24 April
The 69th edition of the Barcelona Open is expected to feature the likes of Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Cameron Norrrie and Jannik Sinner, among others. However, Nadal's participation in the competition is in doubt after the rib injury he suffered at the Indian Wells Masters.
WTA 500 tournaments
Charleston Open - 4-10 April
This is the very first WTA 500 event of the month, with Aryna Sabalenka, Paula Badosa and Karolina Pliskova the top three seeds. Veronika Kudermetova won the tournament last year by beating Danka Kovinic.
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - 18-24 April
Several top tennis players will compete in the 44th edition of the tournament. These include Iga Swiatek, Barbora Krejcikova and Paula Badosa.
Ashleigh Barty won the competition last year by beating Sabalenka in the final. However, the Australian will not be defending her title, having announced her retirement from tennis a few weeks back.
ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
Monte-Carlo Masters - 11-16 April
This is the first Masters event of the claycourt season and several top tennis players will compete in the tournament. Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the competition due to a rib injury, while Medvedev has been ruled out due to a hernia and Berrettini is recovering from right hand surgery.
The likes of Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Casper Ruud and Carlos Alcaraz will challenge for the title. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the defending champion and Stan Wawrinka will continue his comeback as a wildcard.
Madrid Open - 25 April - 2 May
The women's competition in Madrid will be headlined by the likes of Iga Swiatek, Barbora Krejcikova and Paula Badosa.
Billie Jean King Cup
The qualifying round of this year's Billie Jean King Cup will take place on April 15 and 16. 16 countries will compete for eight places in the final. The matchups are as follows:
- Italy vs France
- United States vs Ukraine
- Czech Republic vs Great Britain
- Belarus vs Belgium
- Kazakhstan vs Germany
- Canada vs Latvia
- Netherlands vs Spain
- Poland vs Romania
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