WTA San Diego Open 2022: where to watch, live stream, schedule, start time, Women’s draw, players, prize money, Seeds ultimate guide

by Christina S. Brown
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The 2022 San Diego Open is one of two tournaments on the WTA tour this week. The majority of the best women’s players have gathered here to compete, primarily to secure their places at the WTA Finals.

Iga Swiatek, the reigning French Open and US Open winner, is the top seed. The World No. 1 has been the most dominant player on tour this year and will be the favorite to win here.

The San Diego Open, a new WTA 500 event, begins on Monday, October 10. For the first time since 2013, the WTA tour is conducting a tour-level event in San Diego. The tournament will be contested on an outdoor hard court at the Barnes Tennis Center, and the Dunlop Grand Prix Regular Duty ball will be used. San Diego includes a 28-player singles draw as well as 16-team doubles draw. The qualification will begin on Saturday, October 8. Six of the top 10 players are competing in the season’s last WTA 500 event. No. 20 Petra Kvitova is the lowest-ranked player with a direct entry into the main draw.

Along with Swiatek, the event features 12 additional players from the top 20. Coco Gauff, Madison Keys, Jessica Pegula, and Danielle Collins lead the American challenge in San Diego.

Several Grand Slam champions are in the draw, including reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina. The San Diego Open offers some intriguing matchups throughout the week with a slew of high-profile stars and in-form players. Here is all of the tournament information:

What is the WTA San Diego Open 2022?

This is the tournament’s first year on the WTA tour and is a WTA 500 event. The arena has also held a couple of editions of the ATP Tour for men.

The WTA tour has already visited the lovely California town. Various tournaments have been staged in San Diego under multiple titles since 1973 and 2013. Some of the former champions are Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Steffi Graf, and Justine Henin.

San Diego Open  Venue:

The competition will be held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California, USA.

WTA San Diego Open 2022 Schedule:

The WTA San Diego Open will include five rounds of competition, omitting qualifiers. There are four rounds: the round of 32, the round of 16, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and the final. The main draw for the competition will begin on October 10, 2022, and end on October 16, 2022.

DateCompetition Stage
October 10Round of 32
October 11Round of 32
October 12Round of 16
October 13Round of 16/Quarter-finals
October 14Quarter-finals
October 15Semi-finals
October 16Final

Cash Prizes San Diego Open 2022

The total prize money at the 2022 San Diego Open is $757,900. The women’s singles event winner will get a check for $116,340 and 470 ranking points. The prize money and ranking points are broken down in detail below:

RoundATP ranking pointsPrize Money (USD)
Winner470116,340
Runner-up30571,960
Semi-finals18542,010
Quarter-finals10020,505
Round of 165511,185
First round18,080

How to watch the 2022 WTA San Diego Open?

Viewers in the United States and the United Kingdom can follow the San Diego Open live on the following networks and websites:

Tennis ChannelTennis Channel

The Tennis Channel will broadcast all the action live in the United States.

UK viewers may watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.

Click here for additional information on match broadcasts.

Top WTA Seeds

PlayerSeed
Iga Swiatek1
Paula Badosa2
Aryna Sabalenka3
Jessica Pegula4
Maria Sakkari (wildcard)5
Coco Gauff6
Caroline Garcia7
Daria Kasatkina8

Players

Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula have earned a first-round bye at the San Diego Open. The former will face Elena Rybakina or Garbine Mugurza, while the latter will face Sofia Kenin or Coco Vandeweghe, all of whom are compatriots.

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Coco Gauff may face Bianca Andreescu in the second round if she beats Beatriz Haddad Maia first. Madison Keys is also in this group, and Daria Kasatkina and Leylah Fernandez face off in the first round.

The bottom half of the draw features Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa, both of whom have a first-round bye. In the second round, the Spaniard wost likely face Alison Riske-Amritraj, while the Belarussian will face either Sloane Stephens or Veronika Kudermetova.

Caroline Garcia and Danielle Collins will face off in the first round in tdraw draw section draw his sector; Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sakkari are also lurking.

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