Fresh off her US Open victory, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, Iga Swiatek, will lead the top eight singles and doubles teams to Fort Worth next month for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 2022 Finals.
The match will take place from October 31 to November 7 at the Dickies Arena and tickets are on sale now.
The prestigious year-end finale has been moved to Fort Worth from Shenzhen, China, for just one year, WTA officials say. It will be the first time the competition will be held in North Texas and the first in 17 years in the United States.
“The Dickies Arena and the City of Fort Worth have a proven track record of hosting world-class sports and entertainment events, and we are excited to bring the WTA’s flagship product back to the United States for the first time since 2005. bring,” says Steve Simon. , WTA chairman and CEO, in a press release. “This venue and venue for the 2022 WTA Finals will provide a fantastic experience for players and fans alike and provide a fitting final as another exciting season on the Hologic WTA Tour draws to a close.”
While the race to the top eight is still underway with several tournaments still to be played in the coming weeks, both Swiatek and the No. 2 Ons Jabeur have officially qualified for the final.
“I am very excited to qualify for the WTA Finals for the second time in my career this year and I am really looking forward to playing for the fans in Fort Worth,” said Swiatek in the release.
Iga Swiatek is the number 1 women’s tennis player in the world.
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The top-ranked doubles team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova also qualified.
“We are really looking forward to playing at Fort Worth in Texas and hopefully defending our title,” said Krejcikova.
Two American stars, Jessie Pegula and Coco Gauff, are currently at number 3 and 4 respectively in the singles. Together they are the 4th ranked doubles team in the world. If they maintain this leaderboard or climb higher, Fort Worth fans will seem to be playing them.
At the time of writing, the top eight singles players are:
1. Any Swiatek (Poland)
2. Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
3. Jessie Pegula (US)
4. Coco Gauff (US)
5. Caroline Garcia (France)
6. Aryna Sabalenka*
7. Daria Kasatkina*
8. Simona Halep (Romania)
At the time of writing, the top eight doubles teams are:
1. Barbora Krejcikova (Czech Republic) / Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic)
2. Gabriela Dabrowski (Can) / Giuliana Olmos (Mex)
3. Lyudmyla Kichenok (Ukr) / Jelena Ostapenko (Latin)
4. Jessie Pegula (US) / Coco Gauff (US)
5. Elise Mertens (Bel) / Veronika Kudermetova*
6. Yifan Xu (Chn) / Zhauxuan Yang (Chn)
7. Demi Schuurs (Ned) / Desirae Krawczyk (US)
8. Nicole Melichar-Martinez (US) / Ellen Perez (Aus)
(*By WTA style, players who are native to Russia will not have their country listed.)
Click here to follow the latest Race to the WTA Finals standings and here for the most current WTA Tour calendar for 2022.
All Session Tickets for the WTA Finals will go on sale on Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 AM through Ticketmaster.
Tickets for individual sessions will go on sale on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. (Location presale is Monday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., CODE: SINGLES)
Founded in 1983 by pioneering tennis legend Billie Jean King on the principle of equal opportunity, the WTA has remained a world leader in women’s professional sports.
“The WTA is one of the world’s most recognizable and high-profile sports organizations, comprising more than 1,600 players representing approximately 87 countries, all competing for WTA rankings, points and prestigious tournament titles,” the organization says. “The Hologic WTA Tour consists of approximately 50 events and four Grand Slams annually, spanning six continents and nearly 30 countries and regions with a global audience of more than 900 million.”
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