As the 2022 season winds up, it's time to look ahead as the ATP and WTA have released their tennis schedules for the upcoming season. The year gone by featured plenty of controversies, from Novak Djokovic's Australian deportation and Wimbledon's ban on Russian and Belarusian players to former World No. 1 Simona Halep testing positive for a banned substance — to name a few. On the tennis front, Iga Swiatek dominated the women's tour and Carlos Alcaraz has shown that there's life after the Big 3, despite Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic winning three Grand Slams.
The stage is set for yet another season of exciting tennis. On that note, here's a look at the tennis schedule for the next season.
ATP Tour 2023 Schedule
The lead-up to the Australian Open features tournaments in the host country along with India and New Zealand. Following the conclusion of the season's first Grand Slam, the men will represent their countries in the Davis Cup qualifiers.
February marks the beginning of the South American clay swing, along with hardcourt tournaments in Europe and the Middle East. The season's first couple of Masters 1000 events are scheduled for March as usual in Indian Wells and Miami.
Preparations for the French Open begin in April with the start of the clay swing in Europe. This time, the Madrid Open and the Italian Open will be held for more than a week, quite similar to the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami. The clay-court Major ends in mid-June, but players will have no time to rest as they begin their quick transition to grass for Wimbledon.
Following the action at the All England Club, there are a few tournaments scheduled on clay in Europe. Players then head to North America for the hardcourt swing, which concludes with the US Open.
The end of the season features tournaments in Asia and Europe, which finally concludes with the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup in November. Here's a look at the men's tennis schedule for the upcoming season.
WTA Tour 2023 Schedule
The women's season also begins in Australia and New Zealand in the lead-up to the season's first Major. A couple of new events are taking place in February, with the addition of WTA 250 events in Dallas and Merida. The women's season is set to play out quite similarly to their ATP counterparts, albeit with a few changes here and there.
Eight WTA 1000 tournaments are scheduled for the 2023 season as of now. The Guadalajara Open returns to the calendar after a successful debut in 2022. Most events from the previous season have found a place on the tour yet again. This is still a provisional schedule and may change in the future.
To view the official WTA schedule, click here.
Tennis Grand Slams in 2023
The biggest and most exciting tournaments of the year are undoubtedly the Grand Slams. Players showcase their best performances in the Majors and some stunning tennis is always on display.
All four Grand Slams are scheduled in their usual slots for the 2023 season. Over the last couple of years, there have been some adjustments due to the pandemic, but normalcy has prevailed once again.
Tennis Team Events
The Hopman Cup was a beloved event which saw the men and women team up for a fun-filled week of tennis at the start of the year. The tournament was axed in 2019 and from 2020 onwards, was replaced by the ATP Cup.
However, it was recently announced that the ATP Cup would be replaced by the United Cup, another mixed-gender event. The inaugural edition will commence on December 29, 2022 and will conclude on January 8, 2023.
Plenty of big names are set to take part in the first edition of the event, including Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek, Taylor Fritz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Maria Sakkari, among others.
ATP and WTA players will represent their countries as usual in the Davis Cup and the Billie Jean Cup respectively. Here's a look at the schedule for the team events in 2023.