Qatar ToalEnergies Open also known as WTA Qatar Open held from February 20th to February 26th this year and it’s a WTA 1000 Premier event. The first tournament was held in 2001 with prize money of around $200,000. The event consists of hard outdoor surface of Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex which currently has a capacity of almost 6,900. In 2022, the tournament was upgraded to a WTA1000 event on the WTA Tour.
Qatar Open 2022 Champions
In Singles, Seeded no. 7 Iga Swiatek from Poland grabbed her 4th career title with an easy win of (6-2, 6-0). This is her 2nd WTA 1000 title of her career, 1st one was in Rome last year. She also has a 2020 Roland Garros Grand slam. In the Doha final, Swiatek faced seeded no. 4 Anett Kontaveit from Estonia. Polish star also shared her thoughts with the Ukrainian people. She said, “If sport can connect us even if a bit today and give us a tiny bit of joy in these tough moments, I’m grateful for that.”
In the double championship, Unseeded all-American pair Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula surprisingly won their maiden team title in Qatar Total Energies Open 2022. They faced no. 3 seeds Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Elise Mertens of Belgium. The unseeded pair took doubles title one set down (3-5, 7-5, 10-5) in Doha.
Apart from world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty, all top 10 women featured in the tournament. Currently ranked 23, Petra Kvitová (Singles) from Czech was the 2021 champion but could not defend her title this year. While Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs were the winners of doubles WTA Qatar Open 2021. Only 3 women tennis players (Maria Sharapova, Anastasia Myskina, and Victoria Azarenka) won this tournament twice.
Qatar Open 2022 Prize Money
In 2022 WTA Qatar Open prize money is $2,331,698 which is a drop as compared to last year. In 2021 due to Covid-19, prize money dropped to 245%. This year Singles champion in Qatar took home a cheque of $380,000 and the runner-up received $224,000. While Doubles Champion received $111,000 and the runner-up went home with $63,400.
Qatar TotalEnergies Open 2022 Prize Money History Since 2018
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Qatar Open 2022 Top Seeds Players Are
1: Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus
2: Barbora Krejcikova from Czeck Republic
3: Paula Badosa from Spain
4: Anett Kontaveit from Estonia
5: Garbine Muguruza from Spain
6: Maria Sakkari from Greece
7: Iga Swiatek from Poland
- Singles Champion: Iga Swiatek from Poland
- Doubles Champion: Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula from USA