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Abu Dhabi WTA Womens Tennis Open 2021


2021 Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open Facts

Date 6–13 January
Edition 1st
Category WTA 500
Draw 64S / 28D
Surface Hard / outdoor
Location Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Venue Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre

Prize Money

Point distribution

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q Q2 Q1
Singles 470 305 185 120 55 30 1 25 13 1
Doubles 100 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Prize money

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Q2 Q1
Singles $68,570 $50,130 $26,745 $12,675 $6,480 $4,100 $2,500 $1,925 $1,000
Doubles* $20,890 $13,370 $8,350 $4,310 $2,670 $2,020 N/A N/A N/A

Players List

Singles

Seeds

Country Player Rank1 Seed
USA Sofia Kenin 4 1
UKR Elina Svitolina 5 2
CZE Karolína Plíšková 6 3
BLR Aryna Sabalenka 10 4
ESP Garbiñe Muguruza 15 5
KAZ Elena Rybakina 19 6
BEL Elise Mertens 20 7
CZE Markéta Vondroušová 21 8
GRE Maria Sakkari 22 9
EST Anett Kontaveit 23 10
USA Jennifer Brady 24 11
CZE Karolína Muchová 27 12
KAZ Yulia Putintseva 28 13
USA Amanda Anisimova 30 14
TUN Ons Jabeur 31 15
CRO Donna Vekić 32 16
RUS Ekaterina Alexandrova 33 17

Protected ranking

  • Yaroslava Shvedova
  • Zhu Lin

Alternate:

  • Ulrikke Eikeri

Qualifying draw:

  • Kateryna Bondarenko
  • Anna Bondár
  • Anastasia Gasanova
  • Amandine Hesse
  • Lucie Hradecká
  • Lucrezia Stefanini
  • Bianca Turati
  • Yang Zhaoxuan

Lucky losers:

  • Jodie Burrage
  • Valentini Grammatikopoulou
  • Despina Papamichail

Withdrawals

Before the tournament

  • Amanda Anisimova → replaced by Ulrikke Eikeri
  • Belinda Bencic → replaced by Vera Zvonareva
  • Sorana Cîrstea → replaced by Despina Papamichail
  • Danielle Collins → replaced by Tamara Zidanšek
  • Fiona Ferro → replaced by Jodie Burrage
  • Caroline Garcia → replaced by Jasmine Paolini
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova → replaced by Wang Xiyu
  • Elise Mertens → replaced by Valentini Grammatikopoulou
  • Jeļena Ostapenko → replaced by Marta Kostyuk
  • Kateřina Siniaková → replaced by Aliaksandra Sasnovich
  • Patricia Maria Țig → replaced by Anastasia Potapova
  • Alison Van Uytvanck → replaced by Jamie Loeb
  • Zheng Saisai → replaced by Leylah Annie Fernandez
During the tournament
  • Karolína Muchová

Retirements

  • Kirsten Flipkens

Doubles

Seeds

Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
TPE Hsieh Su-wei CZE Barbora Krejčíková 8 1
BEL Elise Mertens BLR Aryna Sabalenka 11 2
USA Nicole Melichar NED Demi Schuurs 23 3
BEL Kirsten Flipkens FRA Kristina Mladenovic 33 4
JPN Shuko Aoyama JPN Ena Shibahara 45 5
CHI Alexa Guarachi USA Desirae Krawczyk 51 6
CHN Xu Yifan CHN Yang Zhaoxuan 64 7
USA Hayley Carter BRA Luisa Stefani 68 8

Protected ranking:

  • Kateryna Bondarenko / Nadiia Kichenok
  • Elena Rybakina / Yaroslava Shvedova

Alternates:

  • Jasmine Paolini / Martina Trevisan
  • Nadia Podoroska / Sara Sorribes Tormo

Withdrawals

Before the tournament

  • Elise Mertens / Aryna Sabalenka → replaced by Nadia Podoroska / Sara Sorribes Tormo
  • Kirsten Flipkens / Kristina Mladenovic → replaced by Jasmine Paolini / Martina Trevisan

During the tournament

Karolína Muchová / Markéta Vondroušová

Draws

2021 Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open Results

Past Champions

Women’s singles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓ Exhibition tournament ↓
2017 Jeļena Ostapenko Serena Williams 6–2, 3–6, [10–5]
2018 Venus Williams Serena Williams 4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2019 Maria Sharapova Ajla Tomljanović 6–4, 7–5
2020 Not held due to the coronavirus pandemic
↓ WTA 500 tournament ↓
2021 Aryna Sabalenka Veronika Kudermetova 6–2, 6–2

Women’s doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
↓ WTA 500 tournament ↓
2021 Shuko Aoyama
Ena Shibahara
Hayley Carter
Luisa Stefani
7–6(7–5), 6–4