Haddad Maia, 19th in the world, won his first title in 2023, having not conceded a set in the four matches won during this tournament. She defeated Qinwen Zhen (18th), who was playing at home, by winning the decisive game twice. The 27-year-old Brazilian was able to rely on a good first ball (71.8%) against an opponent she was meeting for the first time. This year's Roland-Garros semi-finalist adds a third title to her record after Nottingham and Birmingham in 2022.
Created in 2015, the Masters bis, which brings together twelve players ranked outside the Top 8, had not been organized since 2019, interrupted first due to the Covid-19 pandemic, then the suspension by the WTA, after the Peng Shuai affair, of his tournaments in China, which only resumed there in September.