The WTA Dubai Tennis Championships is one of the WTA 1000 series competitions which is held in Dubai every year and this year it will be played in February. In the article below we look at the various options you can use to watch the WTA Dubai live streamed or on television and also the ticketing options for the competition in 2023.
A WTA tournament which alternates between being a WTA 500 and WTA 1000 tournament each year will be a part of the latter series in 2023.
Having been first organized in 1993 as a Premier tournament, it was then shifted to a Premier 5 competition for three years between 2009 and 2011. It then became a Premier tournament in the three seasons that followed before alternating between the two each year.
In 2021, WTA Dubai was first played as a WTA 1000 competition.
The WTA Dubai Tennis Championships is played on outdoor hardcourt surfaces in Dubai.
How to Watch the 2023 WTA Dubai Live?
Below are the various options you can use to watch the 2023 Dubai Tennis Championships live, either streamed to your devices or on your computers. We will update this information with the latest as we get closer to the start of the tournament.
Depending on which region you are in, the WTA Dubai organizers have signed up deals with local sports TV channels and websites which will broadcast a Grand Slam event like this live.
In Australia, the broadcasting partner for the tournament is Channel Nine, after having a signed a six-year long deal till 2024. The Dubai Tennis Championships will be broadcast on Wide World of Sports, 9Gem and 9Now among the other Channel Nine channels in the country.
For the remaining Asia-Pacific and South East Asia, the TV partner is Fox Sports. For New Zealand and Oceania-Pacific, the broadcast partners are Sky and Fiji TV respectively.
In Japan, one can switch to Wowow and NHK, while in China, the Dubai Tennis Championships is broadcast by CCTV, Shanghai TV and iQiyi.
For India and rest of the sub-continent, Sony Six/ESPN has the broadcasting rights, which was extended by three years starting from the 2021 edition of the WTA Dubai.
In Europe, the tournament broadcast rights lie with Eurosport. In order to be able to watch the WTA Dubai live by using the Eurosport Player direct, you will need to shell out £6.99 a month or £39.99 each year.
For fans in Switzerland, they can switch to SRG channel as well to enjoy flawless WTA Dubai live streaming.
In the United States, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Tennis Channel broadcast the action live from Melbourne, while in Central and Latin America, ESPN International has the rights.
In Canada, TSN is the channel to watch for Dubai Open.
Lastly, in the Middle East and Northern Africa, one can tune to beIN Sports, while in Sub-Sahara Africa, SuperSport is the broadcast partner.
TennisTV.com is the official live streaming partner of the 2023 Dubai Open and you can watch it live with them for a monthly fee of $14.99 (or an equivalent of that depending on where you are staying).
Other Methods to Watch WTA Dubai Open 2023
Other than watching the Dubai Open live on television in 2023, you can also look to do that using a couple of other options online.
Live streaming of the Dubai Open can be watched by subscribing to WTATV.com for the women’s encounters in the tournament.
Depending on which part of the world you are at, this subscription could cost you $9.99/month. Further discounts might be available for annual packages which will allow you to watch the entire WTA season.
You can also sign up with bookmakers who offer the live streams of tennis competitions like WTA Dubai.
What you would need to do is to make a small deposit of about $10 and start watching the streams live. Two such bookmakers include bet365 and Unibet which live stream ATP and WTA tournaments live.
You will also need to check if this is available in your region because these bookmakers do not have the broadcasting rights in some of the countries around the world.
Where will the WTA Dubai 2023 be Played?
The 2023 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships will be hosted at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai, UAE. It has a capacity to house 5000 spectators and has courts which are medium-fast in nature.
WTA Dubai Open 2023 Schedule & Dates
This year’s WTA Dubai Tennis Championships will kick-start with its qualifiers on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. The tournament main with its first round matches will begin on Monday, February 20 (a couple of opening round matches might be played on Sunday as well).
The tournament will go on till Sunday, February 26 when the women’s singles final will be held.
WTA Dubai 2023 Prize Money
The total prize money for the WTA Dubai 2023 can be expected to be on the lines of its 2021 edition when $1.83 million was on offer for the tournament. Expect this to rise up a little in 2023, with the singles winner expected to earn approximately $400,000.
More information on this will be revealed closer to the start of the tournament.
How to Buy Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 Tickets?
The tickets for the 2023 WTA Dubai Tennis Championships will be released early in the season. You can buy your tickets here, while more information on the pricing for these WTA Dubai tickets can be obtained here.
Players Participating in the WTA Dubai 2023
Not a lot of information for the player list of 2023 edition of WTA Dubai is out yet, but once have more data on this, it will be updated below. In the meantime, here’s a list of players who participated in the 2022 edition of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Below is the seeded player list from the 2022 edition.
Women’s Singles Seeded Player List
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Barbora Krejcikova
- Paula Badosa
- Garbine Muguruza
- Iga Swiatek
- Ons Jabeur
- Danielle Collins
- Elina Svitolina
What Happened at the Previous Dubai Open?
Jelena Ostapenko, who had entered the 2022 WTA Dubai as an unseeded player won the title by defeating another unseeded player Veronika Kudermetova in the final of the competition. Ostapenko ran off to a 6-0, 6-4 victory.
After having saved a match-point in her quarterfinal match against Kvitova, Ostapenko edged out Simona Halep 2-6, 7-6 (0), 6-0 in her semifinal.
Earlier, the top seeded Aryna Sabalenka lost her second round match to Kvitova while Ostapenko stunned the sixth seeded Iga Swiatek at the same stage. Second seeded Barbora Krejcikova was a straight-set loser to Dayana Yastremska in the second round as well.
Previous WTA Dubai Champions
Here’s a list of all the players who won the WTA Dubai this millennium.
- 2022: Jelena Ostapenko
- 2021: Garbine Muguruza
- 2020: Simona Halep
- 2019: Belinda Bencic
- 2018: Elina Svitolina
- 2017: Elina Svitolina
- 2016: Sara Errani
- 2015: Simona Halep
- 2014: Venus Williams
- 2013: Petra Kvitova
- 2012: Agnieszka Radwanska
- 2011: Caroline Wozniacki
- 2010: Venus Williams
- 2009: Venus Williams
- 2008: Elena Dementieva
- 2007: Justine Henin
- 2006: Justine Henin
- 2005: Lindsay Davenport
- 2004: Justine Henin
- 2003: Justine Henin
- 2002: Amelie Mauresmo
- 2001: Martina Hingis
Final Words on Watching WTA Dubai 2023 Live Streaming
The 2023 WTA Dubai is one of the biggest women’s tournaments outside of the Grand Slam on the women’s calendar. The above piece has all the information on how to watch it live, its schedule and the players participating in it other than ticketing and previous year’s performances.