The shortlists for the 2022 WTA Awards have been launched and it is nearly time to honor the Tour’s greatest stars of the 12 months.
Iga Świątek completely dominated all through the season and naturally finds herself nominated for Participant of the 12 months.
She is up towards 5 different trailblazing ladies on the WTA Tour — however who shall be awarded the crown for his or her achievements?
Here is a take a look at all six ladies nominated for WTA Tennis Participant of the 12 months.
The world primary is within the type of her life proper now and it seems as if nobody is even near stopping her reign because the WTA chief.
Świątek gained eight titles in 2022, together with the French Open and US Open. She additionally turned simply the fourth girl in historical past to win the Sunshine Double, and he or she ended the 12 months with greater than a 6,000-point lead on the prime of the WTA rankings.
Throughout her dominant 12 months, Świątek amassed a 37-match profitable streak, beating Venus Williams’ earlier report for longest time unbeaten by a girl within the twenty first century.
After reaching world quantity two this summer time, Jabeur turned the highest-ranked African and Arab tennis participant in WTA and ATP historical past.
The 28-year-old gained two WTA titles throughout 2022 and reached two Grand Slam finals.
At Wimbledon, Jabeur turned the primary Arab or North African girl to succeed in a serious semi-final. She went one higher by reaching the ultimate spherical, the place she finally misplaced out to Elena Rybakina.
The Tunisian additionally made it to the US Open last, however as soon as once more was denied her first Grand Slam title after falling to Świątek.
Gauff is without doubt one of the most enjoyable rising abilities on the WTA Tour proper now.
At simply 18 years of age, she established herself as world quantity 4 in singles and the highest ranked participant on the earth in doubles in June 2022.
Gauff reached her first Grand Slam last this 12 months at Roland-Garros however misplaced out to two-time champion Świątek.
Nevertheless, the US star did get pleasure from success with compatriot Jessica Pegula. The duo gained the Qatar Open again in February earlier than including the Nationwide Financial institution Open and San Diego Open to their tally.
Pegula reached a private better of world quantity three within the WTA rankings this 12 months.
She loved a powerful run on the doubles circuit with Gauff, which noticed them attain the ultimate of the French Open.
As a singles participant, it could have taken till the top of the 12 months, however Pegula lastly gained her first title on the Guadalajara Open, the place she beat the likes of Rybakina, Bianca Andreescu, and Maria Sakkari.
This 12 months has been a comeback story for Garcia, who fought again after dropping out of the highest 70 in 2021.
The Frenchwoman is now ranked fourth on the earth after profitable three titles, together with the Western and Southern Open. She additionally shocked the competitors in Fort Price when she emerged as champion on the WTA Finals.
Garcia additionally gained the French Open as a wildcard with doubles accomplice Kristina Mladenovic.
At Wimbledon 2022, Rybakina turned the primary Kazakhstani participant to win a serious tennis title.
The 23-year-old noticed off the likes of Ajla Tomljanovic and Simona Halep earlier than beating Jabeur within the last to win her first Grand Slam trophy.
Regardless of her powerful grass court docket season, Rybakina stormed to the Wimbledon title, dropping simply two units within the course of. Her triumph made her the youngest Wimbledon champion since Petra Kvitová in 2011.
Who else has been nominated for an award?
Following her retirement from the court docket, Serena Williams has been nominated for ‘Finest Return’ alongside Daria Saville, Tatjana Maria, and Donna Vekic.
Staff GB’s Harriet Dart joins Zheng Qinwen, Linda Fruhvirtova, Jule Niemeier, Mayar Sherif, and Laura Pigossi on the listing for ‘Breach of the 12 months’.
The ‘Finest Participant in Progress’ shortlist is made up of Veronika Kudermetova, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Ekaterina Alexandrova, Liudmila Samsonova, and Ajla Tomljanovic.
In the meantime, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova — who gained three of the 4 Grand Slam titles in 2022 — have been nominated for ‘Finest Doubles of the 12 months’.
They’re joined by Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens, Gauff and Pegula, Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos, and Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko.
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