The new Grand Slam series calendar is scheduled to begin with the upcoming WTA Australian Open 2023 on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne.
Australian Open is an annual tennis tournament sanctioned by both ATP and WTA. Held in January of every year, it is a part of the Grand Slam series. The event is sponsored by KIA at present.
The 2023 Australian Open is the official 111th addition to the long-running event. It will feature singles, doubles, and mixed tournaments for both men’s and women’s disciplines. The event will be played on a hard surface. It will also feature a massive prize pool and ranking points as rewards.
WTA singles’ leading professional Iga Swiatek is also the leading seed of this year’s WTA Australian Open. The Polish professional was a semifinalist at the 2022 event and bagged both French and US Open championships last year. She is currently the fourth woman in WTA history to be leading the standings for over 40 consecutive weeks.
The second seed of this year’s opening grand slam is Ons Jabeur. The Tunisian professional is the 2nd lead of WTA singles at present. She was a finalist at both Wimbledon and US Open last year.
American professional Jessica Pegula is the 3rd seed at the upcoming Melbourne event. Ranked 3rd in WTA singles, she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian, French, and US Open 2022. She earned her first WTA 1000 title at Doha last year.
When will be WTA Australian Open held?
- Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
- Time: 07:00 p.m. ET
Australia Open 2023 will begin this Sunday, January 15, 2023. For round one of the first day, six matches will be held at around 07:00 p.m. ET.
WTA Australian Open 2023 Schedule:
|January 15, 2023 – January 17, 2023||Round 1||07:00 p.m., 03:00 a.m.|
|January 17, 2023 – January 19, 2023||Round 2||07:00 p.m., 03:00 a.m.|
|January 19, 2023 – January 21, 2023||Round 3||07:00 p.m., 03:00 a.m.|
|January 21, 2023 – January 23, 2023||Round 4||07:00 p.m., 03:00 a.m.|
|January 23, 2023 – January 25, 2023||Quarterfinal||07:00 p.m., 03:00 a.m.|
|January 27, 2023 – January 28, 2023||Semifinal||08:00 p.m., 03:30 a.m.|
|January 29, 2023||Final||03:30 a.m.|
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Melbourne Park
- Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne Park is the usual venue for Australia Open. The venue with 6 outdoor hard courts has over 40,000 seat capacities in total. It is in Melbourne, Australia.
How to watch WTA Australian Open 2023?
The official broadcast partner of Australia Open, ESPN will broadcast all the games from this year’s event live on ESPN and ESPN2 in USA. For fans in UK, EuroSport will provide live broadcast of the event.
How to Live Stream the event?
Live streams of the WTA Australian Open 2023 will be available on ESPN+ in USA, and Discovery+ in UK. We have a dedicated article with further information on ways to watch and live stream the Australian Open.
WTA Australian Open 2023 Seeds:
The official seed list of upcoming WTA Australian Open is listed below –