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Jon Wertheim’s 2022 WTA award picks

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Hey everybody:

Let’s postpone our weekly Q/A classes and hand out some awards. We’ll do the WTA this week, and the ATP subsequent week. I’ve no difficulty with the media voting for sports activities honors. However I do have a difficulty with the media voting for awards behind the cloak of anonymity. So let’s go public with our picks and some further classes:

WTA Participant of the 12 months

Caroline Garcia
Coco Gauff
Ons Jabeur
Jessica Pegula
Elena Rybakina
Iga Swiatek

• Tennis balls are spherical. Tennis courts are rectangular. The low season tennis is inadequate. Arthur Ashe Stadium shouldn’t be intimate.…There are some immutable tennis truths. Here is one other: Iga Swiatek is the perfect participant within the sport at the moment. The 2022 poll appears to be like very totally different from the 2021 poll. However after the retirement of a number of stars and the decline of others (sure, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep; but additionally Barbora Krejcikova and Emma Raducanu) Swiatek acquired her battlefield promotion in 2022. She honored it by successful two of three majors and going 67-9 —together with a run of 37 straights—on the yr.

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