The star-studded Abu Dhabi Open will kick off the 2024 Middle East swing with four former Grand Slam champions set to participate.
Running from February 5th to 11th, this WTA 500 tournament has become a staple on the calendar, and the top-ranked WTA stars have no reason not to come to the Gulf region to compete. As such, the likes of Elena Rybakina and Jelena Ostapenko will look to become the first double champions of 2024.
With defending champion Belinda Bencic a confirmed absentee due to pregnancy, we are guaranteed to have a new winner in 2024. This article will equip you with all the information pertaining to the tournament, including the TV guide.
When Does The 2024 Abu Dhabi Open Start?
In its third edition, the Abu Dhabi Open will run from Monday, February 5th, with select first-round matches till Sunday, February 11th, when the singles final will be staged. The tournament is held on outdoor hard courts at the Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Who Is Playing The 2024 Abu Dhabi Open?
Aside from the Kazakh, who is the top seed, three more Grand Slam champions are also on the field. These are Barbora Krejcikova, Jelena Ostapenkoa, and 21-year-old Emma Raducanu, who has received a wild card into the draw.
What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Abu Dhabi Open?
The players competing in this tournament will battle for $922,573 in prize money. The champion in Abu Dhabi will make a whopping $142,000, which is a 17% increase from when Belinda Bencic won the tournament 12 months ago. The Abu Dhabi Open prize money breakdown has been released.
Where To Watch The 2024 Abu Dhabi Open?
A live telecast for the 2024 Abu Dhabi Open will be available on WTA TV beginning Monday, January 5th. Tennis fans must pay a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 to have access.
During the tournament, live stream access is also available on the Abu Dhabi Sports website.
Select broadcast partners in major continents are indicated below:
Africa: Supersport TV will air matches from this year's Abu Dhabi Open.
Canada: Viewers from Canada will tune in to DAZN.
MENA Region: Tennis fans in the Gulf and North Africa can watch on Abu Dhabi Sports Media TV.
UK: Sky Sports is the home of tennis in the United Kingdom, but tennis fans must wait for at least another week before a dedicated tennis channel is launched in the UK and Ireland.
USA: Tennis Channel Plus will broadcast all the matches from Abu Dhabi at a subscription fee.