Abu Dhabi Open

You can find all you need to know about the Abu Dhabi Open WTA Mubadala Women's Tennis Open including the entry list, draw, schedules, results, prize money, and more right here. The current title holder is Elena Rybakina who defeated Daria Kasatkina in the 2024 final (see match report below).

History of WTA Abu Dhabi Open

The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is a new WTA 500-level professional women's tennis tournament held in the UAE.
It takes place on outdoor hardcourts, and was introduced in 2021 to be played in the month of January at the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre in the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The tournament was introduced due to the suspension of all WTA tournaments in China and delay of tournaments in Australia because of COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023, the event was brought back to the tour as a replacement for St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy due to the suspension of WTA events in Russia because of their invasion of Ukraine. Another reason to host the tournament in Abu Dhabi was the strengthening of the Gulf season with the already established Dubai Tennis Championships and Qatar Total Open.
A look back at 2021 edition of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Sofia Kenin, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, and Aryna Sabalenka led the field to the opening tournament of the 2021 WTA season in Abu Dhabi. Although the field was very strong, there were only 2 seeded players in the semifinals out of 16 entering the 64-woman draw.
Veronika Kudermetova was one of the women that reached the semifinal, and later the final as an unseeded player. She then lost to Aryna Sabalenka in the final after the Belarusian dominated the match by winning 6-2, 6-2. Sabalenka earned $68,570 and 470 points what moved her to 7th position in the WTA Rankings after starting the season as no. 10.

Results Women’s Singles Finals Abu Dhabi Open and match reports

2021 Aryna Sabalenka d. Veronika Kudermetova 6–2, 6–2
2022 Not held
2023 Belinda Bencic d. Liudmila Samsonova 1–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–4