WTA Citi Open 2022 Prize Money, Players List, Draws, Tickets, Final Update
Washington Open also known as Citi Open for sponsorship reasons is one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the USA for both the WTA and ATP tours. This tournament is from the chain of the US Open series. Citi Open was founded in 1969 as an ATP tour but the WTA tour started in 2011. This year, it will be the 10th edition of the Citi Open for the WTA tour. Due to Covid-19, 2020 and 2021 editions were not played.
The 10th edition of the WTA Citi Open is starting on 1st August and ends on the 7th of August 2022. This event is categorized in WTA 250 level tour. It consists of 32 Single draws including 16 Qualifying draws and 16 Double main draws. Citi Open has played on the outdoor hard court surface of William H. G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Washington DC, USA.
WTA Citi Open 2022 Prize Money
In 2022, the total prize money for Citi open is $251,750. While in 2019, total prize money was $250,000 where winner received $43,000 and runner-up received $21,400. In the doubles championship, the winning pair got $12,300 and the finalists had $6,400.
WTA Citi Open Prize Money & Past Champions History
In the below table, you can find out about the history of the WTA Washington Open past winners and year-wise prize money of the event, and what’s the difference in prize money over different years.
|Year||Prize Money||Single’s Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2022||$251,750||Ludmilla Samsonova (RUS)||Jessica Pegula (USA)|
Erin Routliffe (NZL)
|2021||N/A||Tournament not held||Tournament not held|
|2020||N/A||Tournament not held||Tournament not held|
|2019||$250,000||Jessica Pegula (USA)||Caty McNally (USA)|
Coco Gauff (USA)
|2018||$250,000||Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)||Han Xinyun (CHI)|
Darija Jurak (CRO)
|2017||$250,000||Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)||Shuko Aoyama (JAP)|
Renata Voráčová (CZE)
|2016||$250,000||Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)||Monica Niculescu (ROU)|
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
|2015||$250,000||Sloane Stephens (USA)||Belinda Bencic (SUI)|
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
WTA Citi Open 2022 Top Seeds/Players List [Updated]
Following are some shining stars of tennis appearing this year in the 2022 Citi Open WTA;
|PLAYER NAME||WTA RANK||SEED #||CURRENT STATUS|
|Jessica Pegula (USA)-2019 champion||7th||1||Eliminated in R16 against Daria Saville|
|Emma Raducanu (GBR)||10th||2||Eliminated in QF against L. Samsonova|
|Simona Halep (ROU)||16th||3||Eliminated in R16 against Anna Kalinskaya|
|Victoria Azarenka (BLR)||20th||4||Eliminated in QF against X. Wang|
|Elise Mertens (BEL)||30th||5||Eliminated in R32 against Liudmila Samsonova|
|Kaia Kanepi (EST)||36th||6||Playing|
|Mayar Sherif (EGY)||46th||7||Eliminated in R32 against Dona Vekic|
|Clara Tauson (DEN)||47th||8||Eliminated in R32 against Andrea Petkovic|
WTA Citi Open 2022 Wild Card Entry List [Updated]
|PLAYER NAME||WTA RANK||SEED #||CURRENT STATUS|
|Hailey Baptiste (USA)||148th||–||Eliminated in R32 against Jessica Pegula|
|Venus Williams (USA)||–||–||Eliminated in R32 against Rebecca Marino|
|Sofia Kenin (USA)||419th||–||Eliminated in R32 against Camila Osorio|
WTA Citi Open 2022 Winners
In a single championship, Russian star Ludmilla Samsonova defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. In the final, Ludmilla won the title in the final set (4-6, 6-3, 6-3). This is 2nd WTA title for a Russian star in her career.
While in the doubles championship, American star Jessica Pegula, and Newzealand star Erin Routliffe lift the title. The winning pair defeated Anna Kalinskaya of Russia and Caty McNally of the USA in the final set (6-3, 5-7, 12-10). They won their first career title together.
WTA Citi Open 2019 Champions
In the 2019 Citi Open Washington Singles championship, home star Jessica Pegula won the title against Camila Giorgi of Italy. In the final, Jessica smashed Camila in easy 2 sets (6-2, 6-2). Jessica was 2nd USA player who won Washington open after Sloane Stephens in 2015. In doubles, All-American pair Caty McNally and Cori Gauff won the doubles championship and became the first American pair to become 1st Citi Open doubles champion. The winning pair defeated Maria Sanchez of the USA and Fanny Stollar of Hungary by 6-2, 6-2.
WTA Citi Open 2022 Schedule & Draw Dates
|August 1, Monday||1st Round|
|August 2, Tuesday||1st Round|
|August 3, Wednesday||2nd Round|
|August 4, Thursday||2nd Round|
|August 5, Friday||Doubles Semifinal/ Singles Quarter-finals|
|August 6, Saturday||Doubles Final/Singles Semifinals|
|August 7, Sunday||Finals|
WTA Citi Open Tournament 2022 Tickets
For WTA Citi Open single session, full tournament, and premium seating tickets, please do visit the following link https://www.citiopentennis.com/tickets/
WTA Citi Open Social Media Platforms
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