The last time was 2008 and the tournament was won by none other than the greatest of all time, Serena Williams.
The WTA Indian Open is a professional female tennis tournament that has been contested in several Indian cities since 2003. It was an outdoor hardcourt WTA Tour event. It was categorised as a Tier II event in 2008, with a prize purse of USD 600,000, making it the largest women’s tennis tournament in South and Southeast Asia that year. Following the WTA’s restructuring in 2009, there were no WTA tournaments in India until 2022, with the exception of select WTA Challengers.
This year, the competition is set to be held in the southern city of Chennai, and will be called the WTA Chennai Open 2022. The WTA 250 event will feature the likes of Alison Riske, Rebecca Peterson, Tatjana Maria, and several others. It has been 14 years since the WTA hosted a Tour level tournament in India. The last time was 2008 and the tournament was won by none other than the greatest of all time, Serena Williams.
The 2022 WTA Chennai Open is scheduled to commence on September 12 and go on until September 18 this year. The tournament will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifiers. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
|Stage of competition||Date|
|Round of 32||September 12-13|
|Round of 16||September 14-15|
|Tournament Stage||Prize Money|
|Round of 32||USD 2,725|
|Round of 16||USD 3,800|
|Runner up||USD 19,750|
The Sony Sports Network will telecast the WTA Chennai Open 2022. The competition can also be streamed live on the SonyLIV app.