A slew of elite players has descended on Mexico for the first Guadalajara Open 2022, which will take place from October 17 to 23.
The top seed is Paula Badosa, with Aryna Sabalenka, Jessica Pegula, and Maria Sakkari completing out the top four. Coco Gauff and Caroline Garcia, both top-10 players, are also competing.
Iga Swiatek, the most dominant player on the women’s tour this year, has opted to withdraw from the competition. Despite her absence, there are a slew of notable names in the running. The atmosphere in Mexico is usually fantastic, and fans are in for a treat with an extraordinarily packed draw. Here is all the information you need to know about the Guadalajara Open.
What exactly is the Guadalajara Open?
The Guadalajara Open is a new event on the WTA tour that is part of the WTA 1000 series. With the cancellation of events in China, substitutes were required to compensate for tournament losses, and this is one of them.
Guadalajara, on the other hand, is no stranger to holding tennis tournaments. The city hosted the WTA Finals with tremendous hoopla last year, and it was a huge success. The Abierto Zapopan, a WTA 250 tournament, has joined the women’s tour and is also held in Guadalajara.
Guadalajara Open 2022 Venue:
The Panamerican Tennis Center in Guadalajara, Mexico, will host the tournament.
How to Watch Guadalajara Open 2022:
Viewers in the United States and the United Kingdom can watch the Guadalajara Open live on the following stations and websites:
Broadcast Live: Guadalajara Open 2022 TV Live
Tennis Channel will broadcast all of the action in the United States.
Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.
Guadalajara Open 2022 Players & Top seeds:
The top eight seeds have all been given byes in the first round. The top seeds in the top half of the draw are Paula Badosa, Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, and Caroline Garcia.
Victoria Azarenka will face Zhang Shuai in the first round, while Madison Keys will face Magda Linette in her opening. In an entertaining first-round match, reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina faces former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova.
Bianca Andreescu will compete against Jil Teichmann, while Belinda Bencic will begin her campaign against Leylah Fernandez. The bottom half of the draw features Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, Daria Kasatkina, and Veronika Kudermetova.
This half of the draw also includes Danielle Collins, Eugenie Bouchard, Donna Vekic, and Jelena Ostapenko. They will all begin their quest in Guadalajara against a qualifier or a lucky loser.
Barbora Krejcikova, who won titles in Tallinn and Ostrava back-to-back, returns to the tour after a brief absence. In the first round, she was paired with Anna Kalinskaya.
Guadalajara Open 2022 Schedule:
The qualifying rounds will be held on October 15 and 16, with the main draw beginning on Monday, October 17. From Monday to Wednesday, the first and second-round matches will be played.
The third-round matchups are set to take place on Thursday. The quarterfinals will take place on Friday, with the semifinals and final taking place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Guadalajara Open 2022 Prize Money:
The first Guadalajara Open has a total prize purse of $2,527,250. The winner of the women’s singles will receive $412,000 and 900 ranking points. The prize money and ranking points are stated below: