The unbeatable World No. 1, Iga Swiatek secured her place in the 2022 WTA Finals. After a memorable US Open champion along with winning second-time French Open this year. Swiatek concreated her WTA ranking for an extremely long period of time. Along with Swiatek, the first Arab player to enter in the US Open final, Ons Jabeur also got her seat.
WTA Finals are annual finals played amongst the top 8 women in the WTA rankings till one week prior. These two women had an extraordinary quarter of the year, making it to their best, therefore, the 2022 WTA Finals announced of them as the first two qualifiers. Also, the 2022 US Open Women’s Doubles champion, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova will defend their title. The Czech duo has accomplished their first-ever career Golden Slam, the Australian Open, followed by the French Open and the US Open.
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US Open champion Swiatek and finalist Jabeur secured their seat in the 2022 WTA Finals
Nevertheless, Ons Jabeur will appear for the first time in the 2022 WTA Finals at Fort Worth, Texas, at the state-of-the-art Dickies Arena. The announced prize money for this year’s champion is $5,000,000. The players will be ranked in the group based on the five best matches out of all. The tournament returned to the United States after 17 years, and in 2005 it was played in New York.
“I’m really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals this year for the second time in my career and I’m really looking forward to playing in front of the fans,” Swiatek said. Last year, she became the first Polish player to qualify for the WTA Finals since Radwanska in 2016. Therefore, the 21-year-old is quite experienced in this format as compared to other opponents. World No. 1 Swiatek has already gained above 9000 points at the WTA ranking table, making a humongous lead.
On the other side, debutant Jabeur concretes her World No. 2 rank for a solid long time. Ons Jabeur, two-time Grand Slam finalist said, “It is such an honour to qualify for the WTA Finals.” She then continued, “It was my goal from the beginning of the season to play the tournament and I can’t wait to compete as one of the top 8 players in the world.”
US Open Women’s Doubles champion, Brejcikova and Siniakova also qualified for the fourth-time
Alongside, the Czech duo comfortably qualified for the fourth consecutive time in the WTA Final. Katerina Siniakova made it to World No. 1 in women’s doubles ranking on Monday. This pair will come to defend their 2021 trophy in New York.
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