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The Prague Open is a WTA 250 hard-court event that takes place in Prague, Czech Republic every tennis season.

Date: 21 - 26 July
Category: WTA 250
Surface: Hard
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Venue: TK Sparta Praha
Players: 32 players (WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $267,082 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: WTA Draw
Official website: https://www.tennispragueopen.cz/

The Prague Open is a hard-court WTA 250 competition played in the TK Sparta Praha each season. Often, the competition is called the Livesport Prague Open due to its sponsorship with the Livesport brand. As the Prague Open only started in 2010, it is one of the newer competitions on the WTA Tour.

However, the event began as an ITF-level tournament in 2010. It remained at this level for five seasons before upgrading to WTA 250 in 2015. Also, between 2010 and 2021, the Prague Open was an outdoor clay event. But in 2021, the competition shifted to outdoor hard courts.

Each season, the competition is played in late July and lasts for five days. During the schedule, a singles competition and doubles draw takes place. Generally, both the singles and doubles have been dominated by Czech players since 2010.

When the Prague Open was an ITF-level event, three of the winners were Czech. Lucie Hradecka won the first-ever tournament in 2010 before Lucie Safarova won consecutive titles in 2012 and 2013. Since its upgrade to a WTA 250 competition, the Prague Open has seen nine separate winners.

Lucie Safarova was successful again in 2016 when she lifted her third Prague Open title. Other former winners include former world number one Simona Halep, who won in 2020.

Czech player and two-time Grand Slam winner Petra Kvitova also won the title in 2018. Since 2010, three all-Czech doubles pairs have won the doubles tournament, too. However, the most successful doubles player has been former singles winner Hradecka. She has won the doubles competition three times with Michaella Krajicek, Kristyna Pliskova, and Marie Bouzkova.

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