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The ATX Open Austin is a yearly WTA event held in Austin, Texas, United States, and it's one of the newest tournaments in the calendar.

Date: 26 February - 3 March
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Venue: Westwood Country Club
Players: 32 players (WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $267,082 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: WTA Draw
Official website: https://atxopen.com

Each season, the tournament takes place across one week at the Westwood Country Club in Austin, Texas, United States, on outdoor hard courts in February and March. Currently, the event is the only WTA 250-level tournament held in Texas, United States.

The ATX Open Austin first took place in the 2023 season after the state successfully hosted the 2022 WTA Finals at Fort Worth. To date, the ATX Open is the biggest professional women’s sports event in Austin and the only elite-level Austin-based tennis competition.

The ATX Open also followed on from the defunct Texas Open, which lasted for two seasons between 2011 and 2012. As the WTA-250 competition in Austin takes place just before the coveted ‘Sunshine Double’ of Indian Wells and the Miami Open, players use the event as a warm-up challenge for the two high-profile WTA competitions in the United States.

Each season, 32 female players enter the singles draw and compete in the competition. Ukrainian player Marta Kostyuk won the first-ever ATX singles title in 2023. She defeated Varvara Gracheva 6-3, 7-5 to win the maiden title in Texas.

However, the Westwood Country Club also hosts the women’s doubles competition alongside the singles draw. Sixteen pairs enter each season, and Aldila Sutjiadi and Erin Routliffe won the competition in 2023. They beat Ellen Perez and Nicole Melichar-Martinez in the final of the inaugural ATX Open, 6–4, 3–6, [10–8].

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