St Petersburg, Florida | WTA announces updates to 2022 calendar

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The WTA announced on Thursday its latest WTA Tour calendar for 2022, outlining the season through to the conclusion of the US Open on 11 September.

Following Wimbledon, the WTA Tour will remain in Europe for 6 WTA 250 tournaments before the start of the North American hard-court swing.

The confirmed WTA 250 tournaments are the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, the Ladies Open in Lausanne, the 33 Palermo Ladies Open, Hamburg European Open, BNP Paribas Poland Open (Gdynia) and Livesport Prague Open.

The tour will then travel to North America for the hard-court swing beginning with the WTA 500 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic (San Jose), followed by the WTA 1000 events of the National Bank Open presented by Rogers (Toronto) and the Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati).

Canada will also host a WTA 250 tournament, the National Bank Championships in Granby, held the same week as another 250-level tournament, Tennis in the Land (Cleveland), before the swing concludes with the US Open, which starts the week of 29 August.

Further updates to the WTA Tour calendar will be announced in due course. Click here for the latest 2022 WTA Tour calendar.

In the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the WTA has yet to make a decision regarding the Kremlin Cup, scheduled to take place in Moscow in October, while the organisation also has made no further comment on the suspension of its events in China.

In December 2021, the WTA announced the immediate suspension of all its tournaments in China following concerns over the wellbeing of Peng Shuai after she accused a high-profile politician of abuse.

At the time of the decision, WTA Chairman Steve Simon said: “In good conscience, I don’t see how I can ask our athletes to compete there when Peng Shuai is not allowed to communicate freely and has seemingly been pressured to contradict her allegation of sexual assault.

“Given the current state of affairs, I am also greatly concerned about the risks that all of our players and staff could face if we were to hold events in China in 2022.”

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