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The Strasbourg Open is a WTA 250 clay-court tennis tournament, which is played annually in Strasbourg, France.

Date: 19 - 25 May
Category: WTA 500
Surface: Clay
Location: Strasbourg, France
Venue: Tennis Club de Strasbourg
Players: 32 players (WTA Entry List)
Prize Money: $922,573 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 500 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: WTA Draw
Official website: https://internationaux-strasbourg.fr

The Strasbourg Open, also called the Internationaux de Strasbourg, is a WTA clay court competition. It is a WTA 250-level event and takes place at the Tennis Club of Strasbourg. Each season, the Strasbourg Open takes place a week before the Roland Garros in Paris.

In addition, the Internationaux de Strasbourg is the second biggest women’s clay competition held in France, just after the Roland Garros. The first-ever Strasbourg Open took place in 1987 and was held at the Hautepierre.

However, the event expanded in popularity and moved to a new venue in 2010 - the Tennis Club of Strasbourg. Since 2010, the event has been held at the Tennis Club of Strasbourg, which is just north of central Strasbourg.

Ultimately, the move has attracted more spectators, particularly from France, Switzerland and Germany. In 2019, 27,000 fans from these three nations attended the Internationaux de Strasbourg. As a historic and well-regarded WTA 250 competition held just before the French Open, many top women’s players enter the tournament each season.

During the one-week event, a 32-player singles draw and a 16-pair doubles draw take place. Some of the WTA greats have won the Strasbourg Open multiple times. Former US player Lindsay Davenport won twice between 1995 and 1996, while Elina Svitolina has also lifted two Internationaux de Strasbourg titles.

But retired Spanish player Anabel Medina Garrigues has the most Strasbourg Open wins. She lifted the title three times between 2005 and 2008. Since 1987, ten doubles players have won two Strasbourg Open titles. Among these players are former world number one Ashleigh Barty and retired US player Lori McNeil.

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