World No. 1 Iga Swiatek opens her 2022 fall indoor campaign this week in Ostrava. It’s her first event since her title in New York.
“It gave me the feeling I can win in any conditions,” Swiatek said of her win last month. “Even though I’m not feeling perfectly, I can still perform well and put pressure on my opponents.”
The US Open champion is joined by Paula Badosa, Anett Kontaveit and Maria Sakkari and Top 10 seeds.
Belinda Bencic, Jelena Ostapenko, Petra Kvitova, Emma Raducanu, Madison Keys and Elena Rybakina are also in the field.
In the first round alone, Beatriz Haddad Maia will face former Australian Open semifinalist Karolina Muchova, Raducanu faces Daria Kasatkina, Tallin winner Barbora Krejcikova collides with Shelby Rogers and Keys clashes with Rybakina.
Swiatek could meet Haddad Maia in the quarters and Kontaveit in the semifinals.
The Top 4 seeds earned byes.
In Monastir, home hero Ons Jabeur leads the 250-level field. Veronika Kudermetova is seeded second.
There are just five events, including this week, left on the WTA calendar until the year-end finals in Fort Worth, Texas.
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