The WTA Tour returns to the Mutua Madrid Open for the first of the back-to-back WTA 1000 events on European red clay. The tournament showcases the best of the best in women’s tennis as Madrid gets ready for 10 days of high octane tennis.
Here’s everything need to know about the Mutua Madrid Open:
When does the tournament start?
The Qualifying for the tournament begins on Tuesday, 26 April, while the main draw play begins on Thursday 28 April. Then the Round of 16 is scheduled across two days 2 May and Tuesday, 3 May. The quarterfinals will be played on 4 May with the semifinals scheduled for 5 May. The final of the tournament will be played on 7 May.
Who are the top-seeded participants of the tournament?
The top 16 seeded players in the tournament are World No. 1 Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa, Barbora Krejcikova, Aryna Sabalenka, Maria Sakkari, Anett Kontaveit, Karolina Pliskova, Danielle Collins, Garbiñe Muguruza, Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu, Jelena Ostapenko, Belinda Bencic, Jessica Pegula, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Coco Gauff.
Who is the defending champion of the Madrid Open?
Aryna Sabalenka defeated Ashleigh Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 to win last year’s singles event as she won her first clay-court title. In the doubles, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova took down Gabriela Dabrowski and Demi Schuurs 6-4, 6-4.
When will be the draw announced?
The draw ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, 26 April 2022.
What is the prize money and ranking points on offer?
Madrid Open offers a total player compensation pool of €6,744,165.
First Round: 10 points
Second Round: 65 points
Third Round: 120 points
Quarterfinals: 215 points
Semifinals: 390 points
Final: 650 points
Champion: 1000 points