Washington DC – The WTA Washington 2022, also known as the Citi Open, will be held at Rock Creek Park, Washington DC between 1-7 August. The American No. 1 and defending champion Jessica Pegula will be the top seed this year. Seven-times Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will also make her return in the Women’s Singles. Here you can follow the WTA Washington 2022, preview, players, the main draw, schedule, prize money, and how to watch the Citi Open.
Preview, Players, and Main Draw:
The 10th edition of the WTA Washington will feature as many as six Grand Slam winners in the main draw. The defending champion and American No. 1 Jessica Pegula will be the top seed. Seven-times Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will make her return to Women’s Singles. Grand Slam winner Emma Raducanu will play as the 2nd seed. Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka are the 3rd and 4th seed respectively.
Jessica Pegula will begin her campaign against fellow American Haley Baptise. She could run into Venus Williams, Adrea Petkovic, or Clara Tauson in the quarters. Simona Halep (3rd) and Kaia Kanepi (6th) are the favorites for the semis at the top half.
The Grand Slam winners Emma Raducanu (2nd) and Victoria Azarenka (4th) could collide at the bottom half of the draw. Britain’s Raducanu will open her campaign against Marie Bouzková while Azarenka will take on Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska.
WTA Washington 2022 Schedule
The main draw of the Citi Open 2022 will commence on Monday, 1 August 2022, and wrap up with the final on Sunday, August 7. The play will start at 11:00 am ET each day at Rock Creek Park, Washington DC.
|Monday, 1 August – Tuesday, 2 August||Round of 32|
|Wednesday, 3 August||Round of 16|
|Friday, 5 August||Quarter-Finals|
|Saturday, 6 August||Semi-Finals|
|Sunday, 7 August||Final|
The winner of the event will pocket a whopping $33,200. The total prize money is $240,000. Moreover, the winner of the WTA Washington 2022 will get 280 ranking points.
How to Watch WTA Washington 2022?
In the United States, fans can watch the event on TV via Tennis Channel. If you are someone from the UK, you can enjoy the Citi Open 2022 on Amazon Prime Video. It will be available on TS in Canada.