WASHINGTON, February 25, 2022 (by Michael Dickens)
The WTA on Thursday announced in a press release an update to its 2022 WTA Tour calendar, which outlines the season from post-Wimbledon through the US Open. It covers a nine-week period starting July 11 and continues through September 11.
Following the completion of the Wimbledon Championships, the WTA will remain in Europe for six WTA 250 tournaments, including: the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, the Ladies Open Lausanne in Switzerland, the 33 Palermo Ladies Open in Italy, the Hamburg European Open in Germany, the BNP Paribas Poland Open in Gdynia, and the Livesport Prague Open in the Czech Republic. Each of those except Prague are on clay.
Then, beginning August 1, the WTA will travel to the United States and Canada for the start of the North American hard-court swing. It begins with the WTA 500 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, Calif., followed by a pair of 1000 events, the National Bank Open presented by Rogers in Toronto and the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio near Cincinnati. The week before the US Open, the National Bank Championships in Granby, Quebec, and Tennis in the Land in Cleveland, Ohio, both WTA 250 tournaments, will take place. Finally, the US Open begins August 29 and continues through Sept. 11 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The balance of the WTA calendar, covering mid-September through the end of the season, which normally includes some European indoor events as well as tournaments in Tokyo and China and the WTA Finals, is to be determined.
Click here to see the updated 2022 WTA calendar.