The WTA Tour heads to the Czech Republic this week for the Ostrava Open 2022. Also known as the AGEL Open, the WTA 500 event takes place from 3 Oct. – 9 Oct. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek and almost all of the world’s top players will crowd the field. Here you can follow Ostrava Open 2022, players, women’s singles main draw, schedule, prize money, and where to watch live.
- Competition: Ostrava Open 2022
- Category: WTA 500
- Surface: Hard
- Dates: 3 Oct. – 9 Oct. 2022
- Venue: Ostrava Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Players and Top Seeds
World No. 1 and the reigning U.S. Open champion Iga Swiatek leads the star-studded field. The 21-year-old star will be gunning to add an incredible 8th title this season to her trophy cabinet.
However, the AGEL Open will miss world no. 2 Ons Jabeur as she is taking part in the Jasmin Open Monastir WTA 250 event on her home soil in Tunisia.
World No. 3 Paula Badosa, the defending champion Anett Kontaveit, and world no 7 Maria Sakkari complete the top 4 seeds. The top 4 seeds will get a First-Round bye.
Top 4 Seeds
- Iga Swiatek (Rank 1)
- Paula Badosa (Rank 3)
- Anett Kontaveit (Rank 4)
- Maria Sakkari (Rank 7)
Grand Slam Champions Emma Raducanu, Petra Kvitova, and Jelena Ostapenko are also among the mix.
Daria Kasatkina, Belinda Bencic, and Haddad Maia are among the other top players in the top 8. Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova, and Barbora Krejcikova will be among a handful of home hopes. Krejcikova beat Kontaveit in last week’s Tallinn Open Final. She will bring in a lot of momentum.
WTA Ostrava Open 2022 Main Draw
Iga Swiatek (1) and Anett Kontaveit (3) anchor the top half of the draw and could face off in the semi-finals.
Swiatek will play her opener in the Second Round against Ajla Tomljanovic and could meet Haddad Maia (7) in the last 8.
Out of the darkness and into the last 16 😶🌫️@Ajlatom sets up a clash with top seed Swiatek after defeating Zhang, 6-3, 6-3!#OstravaOpen pic.twitter.com/Gbj0OUJRqB
— wta (@WTA) October 3, 2022
Daria Kasatkina (5) will take on former U.S. Open Grand Slam winner Emma Raducanu in the First Round. The winner will face Azarenka or Alexandrova in the Second Round with Kontaveit looming in the last 8.
Alexandrova will face Victoria Azarenka in the First Round. After winning the Korea Open (WTA 250) in September, Alexandrova will try to add another.
POINT!!! 👏@vika7 | #OstravaOpen pic.twitter.com/TsZNfWc0il
— wta (@WTA) October 3, 2022
Paula Badosa (2) and Maria Sakkari (4) anchor the bottom half of the draw and could meet in the last 4.
Badosa could play Kvitova in her opener in the Second Round. Ostapenko (8) and Elena Rybakina could be the Spaniard’s opponents in the quarter-finals.
Sakkari could meet Pliskova in the Second Round and Belinda Bencic (6) in the quarter-finals. Krejcikova is fresh off winning the Tallinn Open and could face Bencic in the Second Round.
WTA Ostrava Open Schedule 2022
The main draw of the Ostrava Open 2022 will begin on Monday, 3 Oct. Quarter-finals and semifinals will be held on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The tournament will wrap up with the women’s singles final on Sunday.
|October 3||Round of 32|
|October 5||Round of 16|
How to Watch the WTA Ostrava Open 2022 on TV and Online
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Ostrava Open live in the United States. Fans in the UK can watch the live stream via Amazon Prime.
In Canada, TSN will broadcast the event live. From Australia, you can watch the tennis tournament on beIN Sports.
TV and Live Streaming List
Viewers from the following countries can catch the action live on these respective channels and sites:
- Amazon Prime Video – United Kingdom, Ireland.
- beIN SPORTS – Australia, France.
- Canal+ – Poland.
- DAZN – Spain, Canada, Japan.
- DigiSport – Romania.
- Network4 – Hungary.
- iQIYI – China.
- Now TV – Hong Kong.
- Nova Sports – Greece & Cyprus.
- O2 TV – Czech Republic.
- Starhub – Singapore.
- Super Tennis – Italy.
- Tennis Channel – USA, Germany & Austria.
- Tennis Channel / SRG – Switzerland.
- Tennis Channel / Ziggosport – Netherlands.
The total prize money for this year’s competition is $757,900. The winner will take home a lucrative $116,340 with 500 ranking points.