The WTA has published its 2023 calendar until the US Open, and like this year, three tournaments will take place in France: in Lyon, Strasbourg and of course Roland-Garros.
Since the appearance of the covid-19 pandemic, the WTA has become accustomed to revealing its calendar by period of a few months and no longer by entire season. This Tuesday, when the women’s season has officially ended for two days with the victory of Switzerland in the Billie Jean King Cup, the WTA revealed its calendar for the period from January to September 2023. The fall schedule will come (much) later, with uncertainty still looming over whether tournaments will be held in Chinaboth due to the coronavirus pandemic and the strict measures taken in the country, and the situation of Shuai Peng, who the WTA just knows is in Beijing and healthy.
Garcia will be in Lyon
For this 2023 season, which will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the women’s tennis body, two new hard court WTA 250 tournaments will appear: in Merida, Mexico the week of February 20 and in Austin, Texas the following week. For the rest, few changes compared to 2022. The season will start in Australia, with the new mixed competition, the United Cup, then some tournaments to prepare for the Australian Open, which will begin on January 16. Players who so wish will then be able to travel to Thailand the first week of February, or in Lyon, for the fourth edition of the Open 6eme Sens, where Caroline Garcia, who was behind its creation, also confirmed her participation on Tuesday. Tournaments will be held in Europe, the Middle East and America throughout the month of February, before the traditional Indian Wells – Miami double in March. The clay-court season will be consistent with that of this year, with the highlight being Roland-Garros from May 28 to June 11. The week before the second Grand Slam tournament will be held, as has been the case since 1987, the Strasbourg internationals where, as often, one or more stars lacking confidence on clay should feature in the table.
🌟 a golden season awaits 🌟
We’ve released the 2023 calendar through August and will be celebrating our 50th anniversary next season!
—wta (@WTA) November 15, 2022
Tournaments in 20 countries
After three weeks of grass-court tournaments, Wimbledon will be held from July 3-16. The end of July will again be devoted to clay, before the start of the North American hard court season, with the US Open to end, from August 28 to September 10. “As the WTA celebrates its 50th anniversary, the 2023 calendar showcases the incredible scale and scope of women’s tennis,” said WTA boss Steve Simon. We are thrilled and proud to bring our incredible events to our global audience of over 900 million fans, with tournaments on six continents and in over 20 countries from January to early September.. And what’s next? We will have to wait a little longer…