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31 October 2022, 16:09

Sabalenka to take on Jabeur on WTA Finals Day 1

MINSK, 31 October (BelTA) – WTA Finals are set to kick of in Fort Worth, the United States on 31 October, BelTA has learned.

The Nancy Richey Group is the first to kick off the 2022 WTA Finals Fort Worth. On Monday, world number 7 Aryna Sabalenka will face world number 2 Ons Jabeur. Sabalenka leads 2-1 head-to-head with Jabeur. For the 24-year-old Aryna Sabalenka it is going to be her second WTA Finals. She fell in the round-robin stage in 2021.

The second match will feature world number 3 Jessica Pegula and world number 5 Maria Sakkari.

The Tracy Austin group matches will kick off on 1 November. World number 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland will face world number 8 Daria Kasatkina of Russia, and world number 4 Coco Gauff of the United States will take on world number 6 Caroline Garcia of France.

Two best players from each group will advance to the semifinal. The same scheme will be used for the doubles event. The tournament will finish on 7 November.

The total prize money for the 2022 WTA Finals is $5 million. Last year the event was won by Spain's Garbine Muguruza who defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the final match. The doubles were won by the Czech tandem Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

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