What is the Strasbourg Open in tennis?

The Internationaux de Strasbourg is a WTA 500 event on the women’s tennis professional circuit. It is played on outdoor clay courts and is played as a warm-up event ahead of the Roland Garros. The tournament is held in Tennis Club de Strasbourg since 1987.

The tournament features a singles and a doubles event. Each event is played in a knockout draw format. The singles event has a draw size of 28, whereas the doubles draw size is of 16. In addition to the eight highest ranked players who are seeded in the singles draw, three players get a direct entry through wild card, whereas four make it from the qualifying draw. The qualifying draw is played before the main draw.

A match is played in the best of three sets format. Conventional scoring system is followed. Players in the singles draw play a tiebreak in the deciding set when the set score reaches six games apiece. This tiebreak is won by the player who first wins seven points with a difference of two points. In doubles, the deciding set is played as a tiebreak. The doubles team who first wins ten points with a difference of two is the winner.

The winner of the tournament receives 500 ranking points whereas the runner-up gets 325 points. The semi-finalists and quarterfinalists get 195 and 108 points respectively. As of 2024, the tournament has a prize money of $922,573.

Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues has won a record three titles at the event in singles. In doubles, ten players have twice won the title at the event.

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