ST PETERSBURG, Fla. — The WTA introduced Monday that World No.1 Iga Swiatek, US Open finalist Ons Jabeur and the doubles crew of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova have secured their qualification for the 2022 WTA Finals.
Jabeur will probably be making her first look on the season-ending match, and Swiatek her second, which is being held in Fort Price, Texas, on the state-of-the-art Dickies Area because the occasion returns to america for the primary time since 2005. The pairing of Krejcikova and Siniakova return as defending champions in what will probably be their fourth consecutive crew look.
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“I’m actually excited to qualify for the WTA Finals this yr for the second time in my profession and I’m actually wanting ahead to taking part in in entrance of the followers in Fort Price,” Swiatek mentioned.
Swiatek has gained a tour-leading seven titles this season, six of which spanned a 37-match profitable streak from February to July. The Polish 21-year-old gained consecutive titles on the Qatar TotalEnergies Open (Doha), BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells), Miami Open offered by Itaú, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Stuttgart), Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome) and Roland Garros. She lifted her third Grand Slam title on Saturday on the US Open and has amassed a 55-7 win loss report this yr.
Her unbelievable season, coupled with Ashleigh Barty’s retirement, noticed her safe the World No.1 rating on April 4, turning into the primary man or lady from Poland to take action in singles and the twenty eighth lady total to ascend to the highest spot.
Swiatek has appeared on the WTA Finals as soon as earlier than, contesting the group phases in 2021, the place she turned the primary Polish qualifier since Agnieszka Radwanska in 2016.
Tunisia’s Jabeur turns into the primary Arab lady to qualify for the WTA Finals, and this season has gained the most important titles of her profession on the WTA 1000 stage Mutua Marid Open and WTA 500 bett1open (Berlin). As well as, she reached the title match on the US Open, Credit score One Charleston Open and Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome). Jabeur reached a career-high rating of No.2 on June 27 this yr, making her the highest-ranked African and Arab tennis participant ever, man or lady.
Earlier than contesting the ultimate in New York over the weekend, Jabeur, turned the primary Arab participant to achieve a Grand Slam singles ultimate, ending runner-up at The Championships, Wimbledon in July.
“It’s such an honor to qualify for the WTA Finals,” Jabeur mentioned. “It was my objective from the start of the season to play the match and I can’t wait to compete as one the highest 8 gamers on the earth.”
Confirming their qualification having lifted the US Open doubles title over the weekend, the Czech duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova will make their fourth consecutive look on the WTA Finals. In 2021, they turned the primary all-Czech crew to elevate the WTA Finals Martina Navratilova Trophy and can hope to be the seventh crew total to efficiently defend the WTA Finals crown.
Siniakova, the present WTA World No.1 in doubles, and Krejcikova first performed on the Hologic WTA Tour collectively at Nürnberg in 2014 and this season have gained three titles, all coming at Grand Slam stage, on the Australian Open, Wimbledon and now the US Open.
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“We’re so excited that we’re going to play the WTA Finals once more,” Siniakova mentioned.
Added Krejcikova: “We’re actually wanting ahead to taking part in in Fort Price in Texas and hopefully defending our title.”
The 2022 WTA Finals options the High 8 singles gamers and doubles groups on the Race to the WTA Finals, competing in a round-robin format with the singles champion taking residence the WTA Finals Billie Jean King Trophy and the doubles champions incomes the WTA Finals Martina Navratilova Trophy.
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