The new WTA 1000 level in Guadalajara will wrap up the 2022 WTA regular season. With the China swing cancelled again, the WTA has relocated the year-end events to southern North America with Guadalajara this week and then the Finals in Fort Worth, Texas in two weeks.
There are still five spots up for on the line for the Fort Worth finals with Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula qualifier.
No fewer than 17 women have a chance to make the finals with Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia, Daria Kasatkina and Aryna Sabalenka closing in on a berth. After that, it’s a dogfight for that final spot.
Six of the Top 10 are in the 56-woman field led by top seed Paula Badosa who has a lot of work to do to make the Finals. The Spaniard could face Victoria Azarenka in the second round, Madison Keys in the third round and then perhaps Gauff in the quarterfinals.
Along with Badosa, Veronika Kudermetova, Maria Sakkari, Belinda Bencic and Keys are all looking for that eighth spot. And the player in that group who goes the furthest could get it.
The quarters line up with Badosa-Gauff, Pegula-Garcia, Kudermetova-Sakkari, Kasatkina-Sabalenka.
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