Last Updated on July 17, 2023
The 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix, a WTA 250 tennis tournament, is scheduled to be held from the 17th to the 23rd of July on the outdoor clay courts at Romai Teniszakademia in Budapest, Hungary.
This premier tennis center in Hungary is nestled amidst the greenery of the Roman coast and boasts seven clay courts, a squash court, and one soft court. It’s available to club members and individual players all year round, with courts being covered by a tent in winter and two courts featuring a permanent roof that can be opened during the summer. The facility can host international matches, with the Jozsef Asboth center pitch providing seating for 3,000 spectators in the summer. The center’s amenities include changing rooms, showers, a lounge, and a restaurant.
Additionally, the academy organizes tennis courses, educational programs, and summer camps. This year’s Grand Prix marks the tournament’s 21st edition.
WTA Budapest Grand Prix Prize Money
The prize money purse at the WTA Hungarian Grand Prix has increased for the 2023 tennis season. The total prize money came to – $259,303, up 3.00% from 2022. The champion in Budapest will receive just over 13% of that total – $34,228 if she wins the trophy. The runner-up will receive a small payout, pocketing $20,226 for her efforts. There is a significant drop off in prize money after the semi-final stage, with the two losing players in that round taking home $11,276 each. Those eliminated in the quarter-finals will receive $6,418 for their efforts. First-round losers will walk away with $2,804.
The below tables give you a full breakdown of prize money for the WTA 250 event in Budapest this year.
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Budapest Grand Prix Prize Money History
In the table below we have collected data on how prize money in this tournament has changed in recent years.
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WTA Hungarian Grand Prix Entry List Will Be Headed by Bernarda Pera
The event will feature the participation of notable figures of Hungarian tennis such as Fanny Stollar, Natalia Szabanin, Amarissa Toth.
In singles, the trophy will be contested by 32 athletes, while 16 will take part in the doubles event. The top seeds are the American Bernarda Pera and the Chinese Zhang Shuai.
The last event in 2022 was won by Bernarda Pera, beating Aleksandra Krunic in the final. An American tennis player, Bernarda Pera, will defend her title this year.
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WTA Budapest Grand Prix History
The WTA Budapest, or the Hungarian Grand Prix, kicked off its inaugural tournament in 1993 as a third-tier competition in the WTA structure. Since then, its status has fluctuated:
- From 1996 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2006, it was a fourth-tier tournament.
- It was considered a fifth-tier event from 2001 to 2004.
- The competition elevated to the third tier again in 2007 and 2008.
- After the WTA was restructured in 2009, Budapest was classified under International competitions, now known as WTA 250.
The WTA Budapest matches were held on clay courts until 2013. The tournament’s spot on the calendar also changed multiple times. Initially, it took place in the spring, usually in late April, up until 2006. For the next two years, it was part of the Summer clay season before returning to April in 2007. In 2008, it was back in the summer series and remained a July fixture. However, in 2013, neighboring Romania’s capital, Bucharest, bought the license to host the tournament.
After a four-year hiatus, the Hungarian Grand Prix returned in 2017. It evolved from a 100,000 tournament held in 2016. The revamped championship was now part of the winter schedule and was played on hard courts. However, complications arose in the 2020 season when it was discovered that the SYMA Sports and Conference Center, the tournament’s intended venue, was already booked. Attempts to relocate the tournament to Debrecen also failed, which led to disappointment among the players who had already arranged for travel. Although minor compensations were provided by the WTA, the event’s cancellation stirred up discontent.
WTA Budapest Grand Prix Ranking Points
The below tables give you a full breakdown of ranking points across the WTA 250 event in Budapest.
How much does the winner earn at the Hungarian Grand Prix?
The champion of the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2023 will receive a prize of €31,270, which is equivalent to $34,228.
How much does the runner-up earn at the Hungarian Grand Prix?
In 2023, the player finishing second at the Hungarian Grand Prix will be awarded €18,478, converting to about $20,226.
Where is the Hungarian Grand Prix?
The Hungarian Grand Prix is held at Romai Teniszakademia, located at Kiralyok utja 105., Budapest 1039 Hungary.
Is the Hungarian Grand Prix a WTA 250 tournament?
Yes, the Hungarian Grand Prix is classified as a WTA 250 tournament, which is part of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA Tour).