2023 WTA Tour: Every singles title winner as Iga Swiatek finishes as the leader with Coco Gauff second
The 2023 WTA Tour season is done and dusted and Iga Swiatek was the big winner as she walked away with the most titles (six) and the year-end No 1 ranking.
Swiatek also won the most prize money as she collected $9,857,686 with the biggest cheque coming after winning the WTA Finals.
There were three first-time Grand Slam winners with Aryna Sabalenka winning the Australian Open, Marketa Vondrousova lifting the Wimbledon title and Coco Gauff crowned champion at the US Open.
Teenager Gauff was second for most singles titles won in 2023 with four while Sabalenka won three titles.
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 with 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 11th 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 a 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.
Madrid Open – Aryna Sabalenka
The top two seeds once again reached the final of the Madrid Open and this time Sabalenka got the better of Swiatek as she won 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 for the third title of the season.
Italian Open – Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina won her fifth WTA Tour singles title and second title of the 2023 season when she lifted the Italian Open trophy.
The final was a letdown as Anhelina Kalinina retired from the final with the 6–4, 1–0 in Rybakina’s favour.
Internationaux de Strasbourg – Elina Svitolina
One of the fairytale stories of the 2023 season started in Strasbourg as Elina Svitolina won her first title as a mother.
Just six months after she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Skai, Svitolina defeated Anna Blinkova 6–2, 6–3 in the final for her 17th singles title, but her first since August 2021.
Morocco Open – Lucia Bronzetti
Italian Lucia Bronzetti joined the list of first-time title winners in May as she won the WTA 250 event in Rabat, defeating Julia Grabher 6–4, 5–7, 7–5 in the final.
French Open – Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek bounced back strongly after a disappointing couple of weeks as she successfully defended her title at Roland Garros.
The Pole beat first-time Grand Slam finalist Marketa Vondrousova 6–2, 5–7, 6–4 to win her fourth Grand Slam title.
Rosmalen Open – Ekaterina Alexandrova
Ekaterina Alexandrova kicked off her grass-court season in style yet again as she successfully defended her title in the Netherlands.
In an all-Russian final, Alexandrova defeated Veronika Kudermetova 4–6, 6–4, 7–6 (7–3) to win the fourth title of her career.
Nottingham Open – Katie Boulter
In the first all-British WTA tournament final since 1977, Katie Boulter beat fellow first-time finalist Jodie Burrage 6–3, 6–3 to win her maiden singles title.
Boulter also became the first British title winner since Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open.
German Open – Petra Kvitova
Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova captured her 31st WTA singles title when she defeated Donna Vekic 6–2, 7–6 (8–6) in the WTA 500 final in Berlin.
Birmingham Classic – Jelena Ostapenko
Jelena Ostapenko won her one and only title in the 2023 season at the Birmingham Classic.
The Latvian overcame Barbora Krejcikova 7–6 (10–8), 6–4 in the final to capture her sixth WTA singles title.
Eastbourne International – Madison Keys
American Madison Keys won her first title since January 2022 and the third grass-court title of her career as she defeated Daria Kasatkina 6–2, 7–6 (15–13) in the WTA 500 final.
Bad Homburg Open – Katerina Siniakova
Katerina Siniakova won her fourth WTA Tour singles title at the WTA 250 Bad Homburg Open in Germany, beating Lucia Bronzetti 6–2, 7–6 (7–5) in the final.
Wimbledon – Marketa Vondrousova
Marketa Vondrousova won her first-ever Grand Slam title and first WTA title since 2017 as she upset Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
The Czech, who defeated fourth seed Jessica Pegula in the quarter-final and Elina Svitolina in the semi-final, also became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon title.
Budapest Grand Prix – Maria Timofeeva
It was a week to remember for Maria Timofeeva in Hungary as won the title both as a lucky loser and in her first main-draw appearance on the WTA Tour.
She defeated Kateryna Baindl 6–3, 3–6, 6–0 to become the first player to win a title on their tour debut since Angelique Widjaja in 2001.
Palermo International – Zheng Qinwen
Zheng Qinwen won her first WTA singles title as she became the 11th Chinese woman to win a title when she beat home hope Jasmine Paolini 6–4, 1–6, 6–1.
Hamburg European Open – Arantxa Rus
Aged 32, Arantxa Rus became the oldest first-time WTA champion in 40 years when she defeated Noma Noha Akugue 6–0, 7–6 (7–3) in the Hamburg final.
The 19-year-old Akugue was playing in her first WTA Tour main draw.
Poland Open – Iga Swiatek
An emotional homecoming for Iga Swiatek as she won her first top-level title on home soil, defeating Laura Siegemund 6-0, 6-1 in the final.
The Pole didn’t drop a set en route to her 15th WTA Tour-level title.
Swiss Open – Elisabetta Cocciaretto
Elisabetta Cocciaretto became the latest first-time WTA title winner when she beat Clara Burel 7–5, 4–6, 6–4 in the WTA 250 event in Lausanne.
Washington Open – Coco Gauff
The start of Coco Gauff’s glorious North American hard-court campaign saw her win the biggest title of her career at the WTA 500 event in DC.
Gauff beat Maria Sakkari 6–2, 6–3 to win the fourth title of her career.
Praque Open – Nao Hibino
Japan’s Nao Hibino won her first title in four years when she defeated 18-year-old Czech Linda Noskova 6–4, 6–1.
Hibino became only the fifth lucky loser in WTA Tour history to win a singles title.
Canadian Open – Jessica Pegula
Jessica Pegula brushed aside Liudmila Samsonova 6-1, 6-0 to win her second WTA 1000 title.
Samsonova had to play two matches in the day as her semi-final match was pushed back due to rain. The Russian only had a two-hour break between the two matches.
Cincinnati Open – Coco Gauff
Just a few weeks after winning her first WTA 500 title, Coco Gauff levelled up as she won a maiden WTA 1000 tournament.
The American teenager claimed her first win over Iga Swiatek in the semi-final before beating Karolína Muchova 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
Tennis in the Land – Sara Sorribes Tormo
Sara Sorribes Tormo became the sixth player in WTA Tour history to win a title as a lucky loser, but incredibly she was the third player to do so in a five-week span.
The Spaniard beat beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 for her second title.
US Open – Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff completed her fairytale North American hard-court run at the US Open as she became the first American teenager since Serena Williams in 1999 to win the title at Flushing Meadows.
The American held off Aryna Sabalenka 2–6, 6–3, 6–2 to win her maiden Grand Slam title.
Southern California Open – Barbora Krejcikova
Former French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova defeated Sofia Kenin 6–4, 2–6, 6–4 to win her seventh career title and second of the 2023 season.
Japan Women’s Open – Ashlyn Krueger
American Ashlyn Krueger joined the list of first-time WTA singles title winners in 2023 when she defeated Zhu Lin 6–3, 7–6 (8–6) in the Japan final.
Guadalajara Open – Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari won only her second career singles title and first WTA 1000 trophy when she beat Caroline Dolehide 7–5, 6–3 in the Mexico final.
Guangzhou Open – Wang Xiyu
Wang Xiyu claimed her maiden title on home soil as she beat Magda Linette 6–0, 6–2 in the final of the WTA 250 tournament.
Pan Pacific Open – Veronika Kudermetova
Veronika Kudermetova won her first title since April 2021 when defeated second seed Jessica Pegula 7–5, 6–1 in the WTA 500 final. The Russian also upset top seed Iga Swiatek in the quarter-final.
Ningbo Open – Ons Jabeur
Former world No 2 Ons Jabeur won her second title of the 2023 season as she beat first-time finalist Diana Shnaider 6–2, 6–1 in China.
China Open – Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek won her sixth WTA 1000 title, but first of the 2023 campaign with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Liudmila Samsonova in the China Open final.
The win also kept Swiatek’s hopes of finishing the year as the No 1 player alive.
Zhengzhou Open – Zheng Qinwen
Zheng Qinwen won her second career title in the space of three months as she upset Barbora Krejcikova 2–6, 6–2, 6–4 in the WTA 500 final in China.
Hong Kong Open – Leylah Fernandez
Canadian Leylah Fernandez ended her title drought as she won her first trophy since March 2022 when she beat Katerina Siniakova 6, 6–4, 6–4 in China.
Korea Open – Jessica Pegula
Playing in her fourth final of 2023, Jessica Pegula won her second title of the year as she defeated first-time finalist Yuan Yue 6–2, 6–3.
Jiangxi Open – Katerina Siniakova
Katerina Siniakova made up for her Hong Kong Open final defeat as she defeated fellow Czech Marie Bouzkova 1–6, 7–6 (7–5), 7–6 (7–4) in the WTA 250 event in Nanchang.
Transylvania Open – Tamara Korpatsch
Tamara Korpatsch became the 12th and final first-time title winner in 2023 as the German defeated Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6–3, 6–4 in the WTA 250 final in Romania.
Jasmin Open – Elise Mertens
Second seed Elise Mertens successfullyl defended her title in Tunisia as she defeated top seed Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-0 in the final for the eighth title of her career.
WTA Elite Trophy – Beatriz Haddad Maia
The WTA Elite Trophy returned after a short absence and Beatriz Haddad Maia was crowned champion as she defeated Zheng Qinwen 7–6 (13–11), 7–6 (7–4) in the final.
WTA Finals – Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek capped off another brilliant season as she went undefeated at the season-ending tournament to win the WTA Finals for the first time in her career.
The four-time Grand Slam winner defeated world No 1 Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-final and then demolished Jessica Pegula 6–1, 6–0 in the final.
The win also earned Swiatek the year-end No 1 ranking.
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