Watch and bet on WTA Prague matches live online as some of the best in women's tennis battle on the clay courts of the Czech Republic.
The J&T Banka Prague Open, first played in 2015, capitalizes on the strength of women's tennis in the Czech Republic, with multiple players in the top 50 led by two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, multiple Fed Cup titles to their country's name and a long stretch as the top-ranked nation in women's tennis.
Held in late April in the heart of the clay-court season, the Prague Open is played between the start of the WTA's European clay season in Stuttgart and the major events in Madrid and Rome as the build-up to the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open, continues.
WTA Prague is played on outdoor clay courts at the TK Sparta Praha club, one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in the Czech Republic which was founded in 1905. Having served in the past as a training base for legends like Martina Navratilova and Jan Kodes, the club is located in the beautiful Stromovka park and is still the heartland of Czech tennis, with Karolina Pliskova, Radek Stepanek and Klara Koukalova among those active players who base their training there. The club features 12 outdoor clay courts and an 8.000-seat stadium court.
The Czech Republic capital of Prague formerly hosted a Tier IV and then International WTA Tour event between 1992 and 2011, with the likes of Amanda Coetzer, Jana Novotna, former world no. 1 Dinara Safina and two-time Grand Slam runner-up Vera Zvonareva capturing the title and Grand Slam champions Samantha Stosur, Marion Bartoli and Victoria Azarenka among those who finished runner-up in Prague. The Czech Republic's own Lucie Hradecka was the last to lift the trophy at the original incarnation of the event in 2011.
After five years as a popular ITF tournament, where the strength of the field often exceeded the calibre of the event, the Prague Open returned as a WTA Tour event in 2015.
With top Czech stars eager to play in front of a home crowd alongside an eclectic mix of veterans and rising talents hungry to tune up their games ahead of Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros, the Prague Open promises to continue to highlight the spring clay-court season.