2023 WTA Tour: Every singles title winner so far from Aryna Sabalenka to Iga Swiatek
The second quarter of the 2023 WTA Tour season is well underway and 19 trophies have already been handed out with three players becoming first-time title winners.
Aryna Sabalenka has won the biggest title of the year so far – the Australian Open – and she also reached the most finals so far – four – while Elena Rybakina topped the prize-money list $3,178,819.
But without further ado…
Every title winner so far in the 2023 WTA Tour season:
United Cup – United States
The inaugural United Cup officially kicked off the 2023 WTA season and the United States won the mixed event with Jessica Pegula, Madison Keys, Alycia Parks and Desirae Krawczyk winning their first piece of silverware of the season after teaming up ATP counterparts Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Denis Kudla and Hunter Reese.
The Americans defeated the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain and Poland to reach the final and they beat Italy in the showpiece match.
Auckland Open – Coco Gauff
American Coco Gauff opted not to compete in the United Cup and it was a good decision as she won the title in New Zealand without dropping a set, brushing aside Rebeka Masarova 6–1, 6–1 in the lopsided final.
It was the teenager’s first WTA singles title since May 2021.
Adelaide International 1 – Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka was another early title winner in 2023 as she won her 11 trophy on the Tour by beating rising Czech star Linda Noskova in the final.
The 18-year-old Noskova was playing in her first final after stunning top seed Ons Jabeur in the semi-final, but Sabalenka was too good for her on the day as she won 6–3, 7–6 (7–4).
Hobart International – Lauren Davis
American Lauren Davies broke her trophy drought as she won her first title since lifting the Auckland Open in 2017, defeating Elisabetta Cocciaretto 7–6 (7–0), 6–2 in the Hobart finale.
Interestingly, Davies won the tournament as a qualifier and she didn’t drop a set in the main draw and qualifying.
Adelaide International 2 – Belinda Bencic
The Adelaide International 2 was initially a staked field as Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula were all due to compete, but they withdrew and in their absence Belinda Bencic claimed her seventh singles title.
The Swiss defeated Garbine Muguruza and Caroline Garcia en route to the final and then secured a 6–0, 6–2 win over Daria Kasatkina to be the last player standing.
Australian Open – Aryna Sabalenka
Sabalenka has always been a dark horse when it comes to Grand Slams, but no one really expected her to go all the way at Melbourne Park this year after a troubling 2022 campaign.
She continued her unbeaten start to the year as she defeated Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the final to secure a maiden major trophy.
Thailand Open – Zhu Lin
China’s Zhu Lin won her maiden WTA singles title when she defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6–4, 6–4 in Hua Hin. The 29-year-old reached new career-high No 41 in singles on the back of the result.
Lyon Open – Alycia Parks
Alycia Parks was the second first-time title winner of the 2023 season after Zhu Lin as the American upset top seed Caroline Garcia 7–6 (9–7), 7–5.
Frenchwoman Garcia was ranked No 4 at the time and it was 22-year-old Parks’ first top-five win.
Abu Dhabi Open – Belinda Bencic
Second seed Bencic joined Sabalenka as two-time title winners on the 2023 WTA Tour as the Swiss defeated Liudmila Samsonova 1–6, 7–6 (10–8), 6–4 in the final.
It was Bencic’s eighth title of her career and she saved three match points en route to lifting the trophy.
Linz Open – Anastasia Potapova
Anastasia Potapova won the second title of her career as she beat Petra Martic 6–3, 6–1 in the Upper Austria Ladies Linz final at the beginning of February.
The Russian won her first four matches of the tournament in three sets before claiming a fairly straightforward win over Martic in the showpiece match.
Qatar Open – Iga Swiatek
Not too many people would have bet on Iga Swiatek having to wait until mid-February to her first title of the season, but the Pole finally got her name on a title in 2023 as she successfully defended her crown in Doha.
Having lost to Jessica Pegula in the United Cup, Swiatek got her revenge as she secured a 6–3, 6–0 victory. The world No 1 dished out three bagels and lost five games en route to the title.
Dubai Tennis Championships – Barbora Krejcikova
Swiatek made it back-to-back finals, but Barbora Krejcikova once again got the better of her in the showpiece match as she won her maiden WTA 1000 title. The Czech also beat Swiatek in the Ostrava Open final in October last year.
Krejcikova beat world No 2 Aryna Sabalenka and world No 3 Jessica Pegula during her title run to become only fifth woman to defeat the top three ranked players in a single tournament.
Merida Open – Camila Giorgi
Italian Camila Giorgi won WTA Tour singles title No 4 when she defeated Rebecca Peterson 7–6 (7–3), 1–6, 6–2 in the inaugural Merida Open final.
It was Giorgi’s first title since she lifted the WTA 1000 Canadian Open in 2021.
Monterrey Open – Donna Vekic
Top seed Caroline Garcia was the favourite, but it was Donna Vekic who walked away with the trophy as the Croatian defeated the Frenchwoman 6–4, 3–6, 7–5 in the final.
It was Vekic’s fourth singles title and first since October 2021.
ATX Open – Marta Kostyuk
The inaugural ATX Open in Texas marked another first-time title winner as Marta Kostyuk joined the WTA winners’ circle for the first time after she defeated Varvara Gracheva 6–3, 7–5 in the final.
The Ukrainian’s maiden title saw her reach the top 40 in the WTA Rankings for the first time.
Indian Wells Open – Elena Rybakina
The first WTA 1000 tournament of the year delivered a maiden WTA 1000 title winner as Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina defeated Australian Open winner Aryna Sabalenka in the final.
Rybakina – who won the final 7–6 (13–11), 6–4 – also defeated world No 1 Swiatek en route to lifting the title.
Miami Open – Petra Kvitova
Rybakina reached back-to-back finals, but she was denied a Sunshine Double by veteran Petra Kvitova as the Czech produced some of her best form in recent years to win 7–6 (16–14), 6–2.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova won her ninth WTA 1000 title, but first since the Madrid Open in 2018.
Charleston Open – Ons Jabeur
After an injury-disrupted start to the 2023 season, Ons Jabeur finally found some joy on the clay in Charleston as she won her fourth WTA Tour singles titles.
In a rematch of the 2022 final that was won by Belinda Bencic, Jabeur got the better of the Swiss with a 7–6 (8–6), 6–4 scoreline.
Copa Colsanitas – Tatjana Maria
German Tatjana Maria became the first player since Fabiola Zuluaga in 2004 to successfully defend the singles title at Bogota as she defeated first-time finalist Peyton Stearns 6–3, 2–6, 6–4.
It was Maria’s third Tour title and interestingly all three of her trophies have come after she became a mother with her first child born in 2018 and second in 2021.
Stuttgart Open – Iga Swiatek
In another repeat of the 2022 final, Swiatek once again got the better of Aryna Sabalenka as she successfully defended her Porsche Tennis Grand Prix title in Stuttgart. It was the first time that the top two players in the world contested a WTA Tour final since the 2018 Australian Open.
It was Swiatek’s 13th title of her career and besides a handy cheque she also drove away with a brand new blue Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sport Turismo.
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