The 120th edition of the WTA National Bank Open is on the horizon as the WTA Tour heads to Toronto. Here is all the information you need regarding WTA National Bank Open 2022:
The National Bank Open presented by Rogers, formerly known as the Canadian Masters and Roger’s Cup is a prestigious tennis tournament contested on the outdoor hard court. This WTA 1000 event is one of two master’s tournaments held prior to the US Open Championship at the end of August.
Canadian Open is the oldest tennis event second only to the Wimbledon championship. This event inaugurated the women’s competition in 1892 and it has been around since.
The 2022 National Bank Open is scheduled to begin on the 8th of August at the Sobeys Stadium in the capital of Canada. Historically, all top female players have rarely let the chance to play here slide as the event is considered to be one of the most reputable tennis tournaments ever.
In 2022, the WTA National Bank Open is getting ready to deliver an action-packed event as the tournament features all the top 10 female players, including world no. 1 Iga Świątek. All of them have arrived aiming to snatch the glory here in Toronto. Other big names that are joining are Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Coco Gauff, and Victoria Azarenka.
Defending Champion: Camila Giorgi
The No. 1 seed of the 2022 WTA National Bank Open is the world no. 1 Iga Swiatek. The 21-year-old is having a phenomenal year. This year, she won six straight tournaments, including the French Open and four WTA 1000 championships.
She won 37 consecutive matches during this incredible run before ultimately falling to Alize Cornet in the third round of Wimbledon. Having been eliminated early from the Poland Open, Świątek is eager to regain her previous form in the National Bank Open.
The 2nd seed for the tournament is Anett Kontaveit. The 26-year-old is currently ranked 2nd in the world. Although the Estonian tennis star won only one title this year (St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy), her consistency has been impressive throughout the year.
Maria Sakkari is the 3rd seed of the WTA National Bank Open 2022. The 27-year-old Greek has had a moderately successful year, reaching various tour finals, including the Indian Wells Open.
Sakkari will try to shrug off her first-round elimination from Silicon Valley Classic as she aims to put on a dominant performance in the center court of Sobeys.
When will the WTA National Bank Open 2022 be held?
WTA National Bank Open 2022 is scheduled to take place between August 8 and August 14, 2022.
WTA National Bank Open 2022: Full Schedule
The two-day qualifying will begin on August 6, with the main draw beginning two days later on Monday, August 8.
The full WTA National Bank Open 2022 schedule is as follows:
|Round of 64||August 8-9|
|Round of 32||August 10|
|Round of 16||August 11|
How to Watch the WTA National Bank Open 2022 on TV?
Let us have a look at the detailed breakdown of How to watch the WTA National Bank Open 2022.
USA and Germany:
- Tennis Channel
American TV network, Tennis Channel is committed to bringing tennis to all of its viewers in the US. Tennis Channel also provides service to countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, and the UK.
- TVA Sports
The WTA National Bank Open 2022 will be televised exclusively on these two television networks for the host country.
UK and Ireland:
- Prime Video
Australia and France:
How to Livestream WTA National Bank Open 2022?
- WTA TV:
The WTA events are broadcast live on WTA TV. Being the official partner of the WTA circuit, it broadcasts every WTA tournament live to people all over the world. The WTA National Bank Open in 2022 is no exception. WTA TV’s monthly membership fee is $$9.99.
ESPN+ will live stream the event. However, it will only be accessible from the USA.
- Fubo TV:
FuboTV is a streaming service that provides access to the Tennis Channel. You must pay $70 per month in order to use the service.
- Sling TV.
Sling TV offers comparable services to Fubo TV at a much lower price. For about $35 per month, you can watch the WTA National Bank Open 2022 in addition to other sporting events.
Where will the WTA National Bank Open 2022 be held?
Venue: Sobeys Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Surface: Hardcourt (Outdoors)
In 2021, the women’s singles tournament was held at the IGA Stadium in Montreal. This year, as per the ruling to shuffle the men’s and women’s tournaments between the two stadiums every alternate year, Sobeys Stadium will be the host of the WTA National Bank Open. The venue boasts a capacity of 12,500 people.
WTA National Bank Open 2022 Top Seeds:
The players seeded in the top 8 will receive a bye in the first round.
- Iga Świątek
- Anett Kontaveit
- Maria Sakkari
- Paula Badosa
- Ons Jabeur
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Jessica Pegula
- Garbiñe Muguruza
- Emma Raducanu
- Coco Gauff
- Daria Kasatkina
- Belinda Bencic
- Leylah Fernandez
- Karolína Plíšková
- Simona Halep
- Jeļena Ostapenko
WTA National Bank Open 2022 Prize Money:
The total financial commitment for the WTA National Bank Open 2022 is $2,697,250. The winner will bag $439,700 from the overall prize money while the runner-up gets $259,100.
|Prize Money||ATP Points|
|Round of 16||$30,660||105 points|
|Round of 32||$17,445||60 points|
|Round of 64||$12,515||1 point|