While most top players prefer giving their bones some much-needed rest after a grueling month in Australia, there are quite a number of established Top 50 players in the field in Linz, including those who made waves at the Australian Open.
Main draw action started on Monday, January 29th, with a pair of first-round matches as the qualifying rounds are set to be concluded. In this article, we shall provide you with all the relevant information about this tournament, which has been elevated to a 500 level.
When Does The 2024 Austria Open Linz Start?
As mentioned at the top of the article, the Austria Open Linz will run from January 29th, when main draw action commences with first-round matches, till February 4th, when the singles final will be held.
The tournament is played on indoor hard courts and is part of the WTA 500 series. It was only upgraded this year. All the matches will be played at the Design Center Linz.
Who Is Playing The 2024 Austria Open Linz?
The tournament has been hit with two high-profile withdrawals. Those were Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova and former World No. 3 Elna Svitolina. Both withdrew due to injuries.
However, the event is stacked with former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko set to spearhead the lineup. Defending champion Anastasia Potapova and former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber will also feature. The draw for the tournament has also been released.
What Is The Prize Money For The 2024 Austria Open Linz?
The 28-player singles field in Linz will play for a share of $922,573, which is the highest for this tournament. The champion stands to make $142,000 along with 500 ranking points. The breakdown for this year's prize money has also been confirmed.
Where To Watch The 2024 Austria Open Linz?
International viewers have exclusive access of all WTA matches on WTA TV. All you need is a mobile phone or laptop to help you sign up and pay a monthly subscription fee of $9.99.
Africa: You can watch all the matches at the Austria Open Linz on Supersport.
Canada: DAZN holds the rights for WTA matches for Canadian viewers.
MENA Region: Tennis fans in the Gulf and North Africa can watch on BeIN Sports.
UK: If you are from the United Kingdom, you can watch this tournament on Sky Sports.
USA: Live action from Linz is available on Tennis Channel.