TennisWTA Citi Open 2022: Schedule, Purse and How to Watch

WTA Citi Open 2022: Schedule, Purse and How to Watch

Inaugurated in 2011, the WTA Citi Open 2022 is part of the WTA 250 series. The event is held annually on outdoor hard courts.

This year, being the 10th edition of the tournament, WTA Citi Open will take place in Washington DC, United States from August 1-7. The tournament will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams.

Defending Champion: Jessica Pegula

2019 was the last year WTA Citi Open took place. America’s Jessica Pegula beat Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 in the final to lift the singles champion trophy.

Jessica Pegula has bagged one singles and two doubles WTA titles, one WTA Challenger doubles title, and seven ITF doubles titles. She achieved her career-high No. 7 in WTA singles global ranking on July 18th, 2022, and No. 12 in doubles a week earlier. She has reached the quarter-finals stage in Grand Slam singles thrice— twice at the Australian Open in 2021 and 2022, and once at the French Open this year. Notably, Jessica Pegula is the top seed at the 2022 WTA Citi Open.

When will the WTA Citi Open 2022 be held?

The WTA Citi Open 2022 will take place on August 1 and run till 7th at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Washington DC, United States.

WTA Citi Open 2022: Schedule

The qualifying matches of the tournament were held on the 30th and 31st of July. The main-draw matches will begin on August 1 (Monday) while the final match is scheduled for August 7 (Sunday).

How Can I Watch the 2022 Citi Open on TV?

Viewers in the USA, UK, and Canada can watch the 2022 Citi Open live on Tennis Channel, Amazon Prime Video, and TSN respectively.

How can I Livestream the event online?

The 2022 Citi Open will be streamed live on the following platforms in the USA, Canada and Europe.

USA: ESPN+, NBC Sports, Tennis Channel

Europe: Eurosport, SkySports, Amazon Prime

Canada: TSN, TVA, Rogers SportsNet

Top Seeds

Singles

  1. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  2. Emma Raducanu (UK)
  3. Simona Halep (ROU)
  4. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
  5. Elise Mertens (BEL)
  6. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  7. Mayar Sherif (EGY)
  8. Clara Tauson (DEN)

Doubles:

  1. Jessica Pegula (USA) / Erin Routliffe (NZL)
  2. Elise Mertens (BEL) / Greet Minnen (BEL)
  3. Lucie Hradecká (CZE) / Monica Niculescu (ROU)
  4. Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) / Caty McNally (USA)

Citi Open 2022 Purse and Payout

The purse or total prize money for the 2022 WTA Citi Open is $251,750. The winner of the tournament will achieve $33,200.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the prize money distribution:

2022     Prize Money ($USD)           

  • Champion—   $33,200
  • Runner-up—   $19,750
  • Semifinalist—   $11,000
  • Quarterfinalist—   $6,200
  • Second round (R16)—   $4,100
  • First round (R32)—   $2,835

 

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