WTA 250 tournaments in 2022, the point system and prize money
This season, there are currently plans for 29 WTA 250 tournaments of which Tallinn Open is number 27 in line. There has been confusion with the tournaments caused by China’s withdrawal from organising autumn competitions and the Ukraine war due to which no tournaments can be organised in Russia. As a result, the WTA calendar is not complete from October onwards and some WTA 250 tournaments may be added.
Therefore, Tallinn Open is so to speak the successor of the Moscow Tournament although the tournament organised in the Russian capital was at the WTA 500 level. The defending champion of the Moscow tournament is Estonia’s own Anett Kontaveit. Hence, it could be said that even though the Tallinn tournament is organised for the first time this year, we already have a defending champion.
2022 WTA 250 tournament list as of July 26th.
January: Melbourne Summer Set 1, Melbourne Summer Set 2, Adelaide International 2 ($239 477).
February: Abierto Akron Zapopan (Guadalajara), Abierto GNP Seguros 2022 (Monterrey), Open 6E Sens Métropole de Lyon.
March: There were no WTA 250 organised.
April: Copa Colsanitas Presentado de Zurich (Bogota), TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul.
May: Internationaux de Strasbourg, Grand Prix Sar La Princesse Lalla Meryem (Rabat).
June: Libema Open (‘s-Hertogenbosch), Rothesay Open Nottingham, Rothesay Classic Birmingham, Bad Homburg Open Presented by Engel&Volkers.
July: Ladies Open Lausanne, Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest), Hamburg European Open, 33rd Palermo Ladies Open, Livesport Prague Open (Prague), BNP Paribas Poland Open (Warsaw).
August: Citi Open (Washington), Tennis in the Land Presented by Motorola Edge (Cleveland), Championnats Banque National de Granby (Granby, Canada).
September: Chennai Open, WTA Zavarovalnica Sava Portorož, Hana Bank Korea Open (Seoul), Tallinn Open.
October: Jasmin Open Tunisia (Monastir), Transylvania Open (Cluj-Napoca).
The tournament prize money from January until the Bogota tournament in April is $239,477. Starting from the Istanbul tournament held in April until the end of August, the prize money is $251,750.
By the end of July, there have been two players who have won WTA 250 tournaments twice: Beatriz Haddad Maria (Brazil) won back to back tournaments in Nottingham and Birmingham, Bernarda Pera (USA) consecutively won the Budapest and Hamburg tournaments in July.
The list of this year’s WTA 250 winners also includes famous players and previous grand slam winners. Simona Halep (Romania) won the Melbourne Summer Set 1 and Angelique Kerber (Germany) was victorious at the Strasbourg tournament.
WTA 250 tournament ranking points
2nd round 30
1st round 1