WTA US Open Women’s Singles And Doubles Date, Entry Players List, Wild Cards, 2022 Prize Money

WTA US Open Women’s Singles And Doubles Date, Entry Players List, Wild Cards, 2022 Prize Money

Have a look at the players entry list, wild cards, draw and prize money for the 2022 US Open

The US Open, the season’s last Grand Slam, is played over three weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. The event unofficially marks the end of summer in New York City, even if on the professional tours it denotes the end of the US Open Series and the North American hard-court swing.

WTA US Open Tennis Women’s Singles And Doubles Date, Entry Players List, Wild Cards And 2022 Prize Money

 

Dates

The qualifying event is set for Tuesday, August 23, through Friday, August 26, 2022. The main draw play begins on Monday of the next week and lasts for two weeks from August 29 to September 11, 2022.

8/23 — Qualifying begins
8/25 — Main Draw Ceremony
8/26 — Qualifying ends, Media Day
8/27 — Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
8/29 — Main draw (singles) begins
9/1 — Open Pride Day
9/8 — Women’s semifinals
9/9 — Men’s semifinals
9/10 — Women’s final
9/11 — Men’s final

WTA US Open 2022 Women’s Singles And Doubles Prize Money 

It was revealed on Thursday that the USTA will now award $60.1 million in total player pay, up from $57.5 million the year before. The US Open boasts the highest prize fund to date after surpassing the $60 million mark.

Even while the Grand Slam-leading amount is newsworthy enough, the distribution of the prizes is more intriguing. The USTA is part of a larger tennis trend by allocating more money to the earlier rounds:

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Champion — $2,600,000
Runner-Up — $1,300,000
Semifinalist — $705,000
Quarterfinalist — $445,000
Round of 16 — $278,000
Round of 32 — $188,000
Round of 64 — $121,000
Round of 128 — $80,000

According to the USTA, the main draw prizes have gone up by 85% and 57% from 2016 to $80,000 for the first round and $121,000 for the second.

For comparison’s sake, below is the distribution from that year, when the US Open’s total prize pool exceeded $46.3 million.

The current prize money distribution for doubles teams vying for Grand Slam success is as follows:

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Champion — $688,000
Runner-Up — $344,000
Semifinalist — $172,000
Quarterfinalist — $97,500
Round of 16 — $56,400
Round of 32 — $35,800
Round of 64 — $21,300

As per to the ITF Grand Slam rulebook:

“all eligible players are automatically entered into the men’s and women’s singles main-draw fields based on ranking 42 days prior to the first Monday of the event.”

In addition to the players who will enter the tournament using a protected ranking and the players who will qualify for the men’s and women’s main draws, the USTA has reserved a number of wild cards to be used at its discretion.

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The following players were selected for this year’s wild card:

Women’s Singles Wild Cards

Venus Williams
Sofia Kenin
CoCo Vandeweghe
Elizabeth Mandlik (US Open Wildcard Challenge Winner)
Peyton Stearns (NCAA Singles Champion)
Eleana Yu (USTA Girls’ 18s National Champion)
Harmony Tan (Reciprocal Wild Card, France)
Jaimee Fourlis (Reciprocal Wild Card, Australia)

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