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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday October 31, 2022

 
Iga Swiatek

Join us for a dive into the numbers ahead of this week's WTA Finals in Fort Worth.

Photo Source: Robert Prange Getty

The 2022 WTA Finals in Fort Worth will kick off in style on Monday, with two singles and two doubles matches. Before you get your popcorn popped for today’s action, take a dive inside the numbers with us.

Tennis Express

0 – Number of players with winning records at the WTA Finals. There are four debutantes – Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff and Daria Kasatkina.

The other four–Iga Swiatek, Maria Sakkari, Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka–have a combined record of 6-8.

16 – Combined titles won in 2022 by the eight singles players in this year’s field.

8 – Half of which belong to World No.1 Iga Swiatek.

51 – 2022 marks the 51st staging of the WTA Finals. Fort Worth is the 12th different city to host the finals.

5 – Total prize money, in millions, available at this year’s event.

14,265,077 – Iga Swiatek, at 21, has earned more prize money, in dollars, in her career than each of the other seven singles player in the draw.

Swiatek also has more titles (11) than any other player.

12 – Numbers of players that have reached the title match at the WTA Finals on their debut, five of which– Serena Williams, 2001, Maria Sharapova, 2004, Petra Kvitova, 2011, Dominika Cibulkova, 2016 and Ashleigh Barty, 2019–won the title on their debut.

0-5 WTA Finals debutante Pegula is 0-5 against the top-5 in 2022, and 2-11 in her career.

2009 – Gauff and Pegula are the first doubles tandem to also qualify for singles at the WTA Finals since 2009,

24 – Number of different singles champions from the first 50 stagings, including champions from 15 different nations.

18 – Americans have won the title 18 times, more than any other nation.

29 – Caroline Garcia is the oldest player in the draw at 29, while Coco Gauff, at 18, is the youngest.

44 – Swiatek leads the WTA Tour in hard court wins in 2022, with the next closest player being Pegula (29).

16 – Monica Seles is the youngest ever WTA Finals champion (1990).

3:47 – Seles won the longest ever title match at the WTA Finals, back when the format was best-of-five in the final, defeating Gabriela Sabatini, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, in 1990.

33 – Serena Williams is the oldest ever WTA Finals champion (2014).

8 – Number of times a player has posted a 3-0 record and gone on to win the title, including in four of the last 10 stagings (Kvitova in 2011, S.Williams in 2012 and 2013 and Svitolina in 2018). Since the Round Robin format was re-introduced in 2003.

8 – Martina Navratilova is the all-time singles title leader with eight titles (she also won the doubles title 13 times).


 

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