The 2013 Sydney Open women’s singles event is being played for the 118th time. To make it easier for YOU to follow, watch or attend this tournament OnCourt Advantage details how the WTA ranking points and prize money are allocated round-by-round plus what the schedule of play is for each day. To watch the tennis in Singapore subtract 3 hours from the local times in Sydney listed below.
Further details, including how to buy tickets, “Like” and “Follow” Sydney, the tournament venue, centre court name and capacity, the court surface, total prize money etc. are covered here-> Sydney Open Tennis 2013.
The cut-off ranking for direct acceptance in to the main draw singles event is the younger sister of the No.1 seed in World No.31 Urszula Radwanska. The Top 8 highest ranked players entered at the cut-off date of 19 November 2012 comprises 8 of the Top 10: No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No.5 Angelique Kerber, No.6 Sara Errani, No.7 Li Na, No.8 Petra Kvitova, No.9 Samantha Stosur, No.10 Caroline Wozniacki and No.12 Nadia Petrova.
Pictured above is Sydney No.2 seed Angelique KERBER in the forward swing phase of this forehand groundstroke at the 2011 US Open. The 24-year-old left-hander made her big break through in a major tournament at the 2011 US Open by making the semi finals.
In 2012 the 1.73m Kerber’s star rose to great heights as she enjoyed her best year on tour, including her best results at Roland Garros and Wimbledon by making the quarter finals and semi finals respectively. Kerber is currently ranked at her career-high ranking of No.5 after having a winning her first two WTA singles titles in 2012 and was a runner-up in two other singles finals. What will be the next big achievement for Kerber?
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The WTA ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 470 points + $117,000;
- The runner-up earns 320 points + $62,300;
- The two semi finalists earn 200 points + $32,830;
- The four quarter finalists earn 120 points + $17,650;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 60 points + $9,340;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round receive $5,200 + 1 ranking point.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
The schedule of play for the 2013 Sydney Women’s Singles event is:
- Friday 4 January: Qualifying at 10am;
- Saturday 5 January: Qualifying at 11:30am;
- Sunday 6 January: Main Draw 1st round at 11am;
- Monday 7 December: Round of 16 at 11am;
- Tuesday 8 January: Round of 16 at 11am;
- Wednesday 9 January: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7:30pm;
- Thursday 10 January: Semi Finals from 11am and 7:30pm; and
- Friday 11 January: Women’s Singles Final at 7:30pm.
Photo credit: Robbie Mendelson