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Charleston Open 2024 Preview: When is it, who is playing and what is the prize money?

The hard court season is almost coming to a close, with the attention set to turn to the iconic green clay at the Charleston Open.

And we, at Tennishead, have all the information you need to know about the 51-year-old tournament:

When is the Charleston Open 2024?

The main draw of the Charleston Open gets underway on Monday 1st April, with the tournament coming to a conclusion with both the singles and doubles finals taking place on Sunday 7th April.

Day sessions begin at 11am local time (4pm BST), with night sessions kicking off at the later time of 6pm (11pm BST).

Singles qualifying to gain entry to the main draw will be conducted over the coming Easter weekend (Saturday 30th March-Sunday 31st March).

Where is the Charleston Open held?

The Charleston Open has been held at the Family Circle Tennis Centre in South Carolina since 2001, with the complex holding a total of 17 courts.

It is headlined by the tournament sponsored Credit One Stadium, that can hold a total of 10,200 spectators, alongside the Althea Gibson Court.

Who is playing at the Charleston Open 2024?

Top seeds in the singles tournament this year are American No.2 Jessica Pegula and defending champion Ons Jabeur, who is searching for form after a run of disappointing results.

Jabeur has been struggling with a knee injury in recent months, which has contributed to the Tunisian losing her last four consecutive matches.

As always in Charleston there is a highly competitive field of players with Maria Sakkari, Elina Svitolina and Victoria Azarenka also present.

There are also a host of other former champions in the singles field including Daria Kasatkina, Madison Keys, Veronika Kudermetova, Sloane Stephens and Caroline Wozniacki, who received a wildcard for the WTA 500 tournament.

Wozniacki is one of four main draw wildcards alongside world No.13 Beatriz Haddad Maia, home favourite Shelby Rogers and Wimbledon girls champion Clervie Ngounoue.

How many ranking points are on offer at the Charleston Open 2024?

The Charleston Open is a great opportunity for players on the WTA Tour to get some early clay court practice in and collect important ranking points.

Here is a breakdown of the points on offer in South Carolina over the next week:

Event W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 Q Q2 Q1
Singles 500 325 195 108 60 32 1 25 13 1
Doubles 325 195 108 1

What is the prize money for the Charleston Open 2024?

The total prize pot for the Charleston Open this year is $922,573, however there is not currently a breakdown of this available.

Previous winners of the Charleston Open

The most successful singles player at the Charleston Open is that of Chris Evert, who claimed the singles title at the tournament on an incredible eight occasions between 1974 and 1985.

Last year’s singles final was a rematch of the 2022 final, with Ons Jabeur enacting revenge over Belinda Bencic in a straight sets affair.

Here are all of the past 10 singles and doubles champions in Charleston:

Year  Singles Champion Doubles Champions
2014 Andrea Petkovic Anabel Medina Garrigues & Yaroslava Shvedova
2015 Angelique Kerber Martina Hingis (2) & Sania Mirza (2)
2016 Sloane Stephens Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic (2)
2017 Daria Kasatkina Bethanie Mattek-Sands (2) & Lucie Safarova (3)
2018 Kiki Bertens Alla Kudryavtseva & Katarina Srebotnik (2)
2019 Madison Keys Anna-Lena Groenefeld & Alicja Rosolska
2020 No tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2021 Veronika Kudermetova Nicole Melichar-Martinez & Demi Schuurs
2022 Belinda Bencic Andreja Klepac & Magda Linette
2023 Ons Jabeur Danielle Collins & Desirae Krawczyk


How can you watch the Charleston Open 2024?

You can watch the Charleston Open on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland, or on Tennis Channel in the United States of America.

To find out where to watch the clay court season get underway in your location, visit the official WTA website here.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.