Budapest 2022: Women’s Draw, Schedule, Players, Prize Money, Play Order & More

Tennis action moves to the clay courts of Budapest after the conclusion of the grass season for the 26th edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix, which is scheduled to be held from July 11-17. Defending champion Yulia Putintseva and top seed Barbora Krejcikova will lead the field at the 2022 edition of the tournament, which will also feature Martina Trevisan, Anhelina Kalinina and Aliaksandra Sasnovich.


How old is he Hungarian Grand Prix?

Dating back to the turn of the century, the Hungarian Grand Prix was first held in 1996. The tournament has been staged as part of the WTA Tour every year since its inception until it was replaced by the Bucharest Open in 2014 – before returning to the regular schedule in 2021.

Besides Putintseva, other players who have lifted the trophy include former world No. 1 Simona Halep and Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.


Venue

The Hungarian Grand Prix will be played on the outdoor clay courts of the Romai Tennis Academy in Budapest, Hungary.


player

Yulia Putinseva is the defending champion who lifted the trophy 12 months ago
Yulia Putinseva is the defending champion who lifted the trophy 12 months ago

Top seed Krejcikova will open her campaign against Wang Xiyu but could be tested in the second round against either Ana Bogdan or home hope Panna Udvardy.

Other seeded players in the Czech quarter include defending champion Putintseva, Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Zhang Shuai – who will face Anna Karolina Shmiedlova, Kamila Rakhimova and Ekaterine Gorgodze in their opening games.

In the bottom half of the draw, second seed Trevisan meets local wildcard Natalia Szabanin in their opening match. Another Hungarian, ninth-placed Anna Bondar, is the likely quarter-final opponent of the Italian, who reached the last four at Roland Garros earlier this year.

Last year’s finalist Kalinina and fifth seed Sasnovich are on a collision course in the other quarter of the bottom half.


Schedule

The qualifying rounds for the Hungarian Grand Prix took place on Saturday 9th July and Sunday 10th July. The main draw begins on July 11th, with the grand finale scheduled for Sunday June 17th.


prize money

The total financial commitment to the Hungarian Grand Prix is ​​US$251,750, while the prize money is US$239,477. The winner will take home a check for $33,200 and 280 leaderboard points.


Edited by Nihal Taraporvala

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