Dates, prize money, storylines and everything you need to know

The Hologic WTA Tour heads again to Southern California for the general WTA 500 tournament of the season on the San Diego Open.

Here’s what you need to know:

When does the match get started?

The San Diego Open is a brand new WTA 500 match that starts on Monday, Oct. 10. This is the primary time the WTA excursion has held a tour-level tournament in San Diego since 2013. The match is performed on outside onerous court docket on the Barnes Tennis Center and will use the Dunlop Grand Prix Regular Duty ball. 

San Diego includes a 28-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw. Qualifying starts on Saturday, Oct.8.

When are the finals? 

The singles and doubles finals will each be performed Sunday, Oct. 16. The doubles ultimate will start at  1:30 p.m. and the singles ultimate at 4 p.m.. 

Who is taking part in in San Diego?

The final WTA 500 tournament of the season options six of the Top 10 avid gamers. The lowest-ranked participant with direct access in the primary draw is No.20 Petra Kvitova. 

Sixteen of Top 20 entered in San Diego major draw

Projected Top 8 seeds:

1. Iga Swiatek
2. Paula Badosa
3. Aryna Sabalenka
4. Jessica Pegula
5. Coco Gauff
6. Carolina Garcia
7. Daria Kasatkina
8. Veronika Kudermetova

What does the draw seem like?

The draw rite will happen on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

What is the prize cash and rating issues on be offering?

First Round: 1 level/$8,080
Second Round: 55 issues/ $11,185
Quarterfinals: 100 issues/$20,505
Semifinal: 185 issues/$42,010
Final: 305 issues/$71,960
Champion: 470 issues/$116,340

Key Storylines

Top-ranked Americans Pegula and Gauff go back to motion: World No.6 Jessica Pegula and No.8 Coco Gauff go back to festival for the primary time since their sturdy runs at the United States Open. Pegula and Gauff are in sturdy place to safe their qualifying spots for the WTA Finals in Fort Worth, sitting at Nos.3 and No.4 at the Race Leaderboard, respectively. They’re additionally at No.5 at the Doubles Race Leaderboard.

Race to the WTA Finals tightening up: With two weeks left within the common season, simplest No.1 Iga Swiatek and No.2 Ons Jabeur have locked in qualification for the WTA Finals. Along with Pegula and Gauff, Caroline Garcia, Daria Kasatkina, Aryna Sabalenka and Veronika Kudermetova will hang the rest six qualifying positions going into San Diego.

Currently at the out of doors having a look in with a possibility to pick out up issues in San Diego are Paula Badosa (Race No.12), Madison Keys (Race No.13), Beatriz Haddad Maia (Race No.15), Danielle Collins (Race No.16), Petra Kvitova (Race No.17) and Liudmila Samsonova (Race No.19).

Swiatek’s sturdy shape continues: The US Open champion returned to motion this week on the AGEL Open in Ostrava and is already into the semifinals, extending her win streak to 9 fits. San Diego will probably be Swiatek’s final common season match earlier than she finishes off her season on the WTA Finals.

Loaded qualifying draw: The 24-player qualifying match will probably be as sturdy as many WTA 250 tournaments, with Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and Tokyo champion Liudmila Samsonova gunning for one of the most final 4 spots in the primary draw. Also entered in qualifying: Zhang Shuai, Ajla Tomljanovic, Alizé Cornet, and Zheng Qinwen.

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