Women’s draw, schedule, players, prize money, order of play and more

The biggest names in women’s football have landed in Germany for the 20th edition of the Hamburg European Open, which will be played at the Am Rothenbaum stadium from July 18-24.

Top seed Anett Kontaveit will lead the field at this year’s tournament, alongside defending champion Elena-Gabriela Ruse. Last year’s runner-up Andrea Petkovic will lead the tournament’s home challenge, which will also feature Grand Slam champion Barbora Krejcikova.

Unfortunately, Zidansek withdrew due to illness. Ruse will move into his slot as the 9th seed. His position will now be filled by a Qualifier / Lucky Loser. Revised Women’s Main Draw: https://t.co/r4UY7zas6Z

What is the Hamburg European Open?

First played as part of the WTA Tour in 1982, the Hamburg European Open has a rich heritage. American Lisa Bonder-Kreiss lifted the trophy in the inaugural edition of the tournament, which has since crowned popular champions in the form of Steffi Graf, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters.

The tournament was held in Hittfeld for the first two editions and again from 1987 to 2002, before returning to Hamburg in 2021 after a 17-year absence.


The Hamburg European Open 2022 will be held on the outdoor clay courts of the Am Rothenbaum Stadium in Hamburg, Germany.


Andrea Petkovic and Aliaksandra Sasnovich also feature in the draw
Andrea Petkovic and Aliaksandra Sasnovich also feature in the draw

Number one seed Anett Kontaveit opens against Romanian Irina Bara but could meet hitter Rebecca Peterson in the second round. The first seed thrown in Kontaveit’s path is last year’s runner-up and home favorite Andrea Petkovic.

Elsewhere in the top half, Barbora Krejcikova makes her tournament debut against a qualifier. The 2021 Roland-Garros champion could face Varvara Gracheva in the quarter-finals.

Second seed Daria Kasatkina anchors the bottom half of the table with defending champion and ninth seed Elena-Gabriela Ruse.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Maryna Zanevska find themselves on a collision course and open against Nastasja Schunk and Viktoriya Tomova respectively.


The qualifying matches for the Hamburg European Open 2022 are scheduled for July 16 and 17. Main draw matches begin on Monday, July 18 at 11 a.m. local time. The clash at the top of the tournament is scheduled for Sunday, July 24.

Prize money

The total prize money for this year’s edition is $251,750, while the prize money offered is $239,477. The winner will take home a check for $33,200 and 280 ranking points.

where to watch

Viewers in the US, UK and Canada can watch the Hamburg European Open live on the following channels and sites:

UNITED STATES: All matches will be broadcast on string tennis.

UK: All matches will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video.

Canada: Viewers in Canada can watch all games on TSN.

Edited by Nihal Taraporvala

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