The Spanish Paula Badosafourth in the WTA ranking, and Garbine Muguruzatwelfth, was staged this Thursday among the attractions of Guadalajara WTA 1,000 which will bring together most of the world’s best tennis players in October.
In a press conference in Mexico City, the tournament director, Gustavo Santoscoy, thanked the WTA for choosing Guadalajara as the venue for the event, one year after the Women’s tournament was held in the western Mexican city.
The Masters will feature most of the season’s 64 major players, with the exception of the top two on the world list, Polish Iga Swiatek and Tunisian Ons Jabeur, US Open finalists, but Santoscoy left open the possibility of confirming in the coming week.
“We practiced with Iga a few weeks ago in Montreal; he came to the finals of the Masters, he was happy and we have 25 days to continue naming players,” he said.
In addition to Badosa, monarch of the 1,000 Indian Wells Masters in 2021, and Muguruza, champion of the masters tournament last year, the Estonian Annet Kontaveit, the American Jessuca Pegula, the Greek María Sakkari, the Belarusian Arina Sabalenka and the American Coco Gauff, found in eight in the world.
The Guadalajara tournament has been the fastest growing in the world in recent years; Four seasons ago it was category 125 in the WTA and it gradually rose until last year to host the final of the best eight and currently one of the nine Masters 1,000.
“The players will make us happy, will talk about what Mexico is, they will put us at the level of Indian Wells, Rome, Madrid and other great tournaments,” said the director of the event that will be October 17- 23 with a prize of $2,527,250.
Source: La Verdad