Madrid draw: Swiatek, Sabalenka lead first clay WTA 1000 event of year

Madrid draw: Swiatek, Sabalenka

Sunday’s Stuttgart champion Iga Swiatek and runner-up Aryna Sabalenka, the top two-ranked players in the world, will head right over to Spain as they lead the main draw for the Mutua Madrid Open, the first clay-court WTA 1000 event of the season.







Main-draw action in the Spanish capital begins on Tuesday, April 25, with this year’s field expanding from 64 to 96 players at the two-week combined women’s-and-men’s event. There are 32 seeded players this year, and all the seeds receive a first-round bye.






The singles final will take place on Saturday, May 6 and the doubles final occurs on Sunday, May 7.



View the full main draw HERE!

The main draw was unveiled on Sunday. Here’s a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of some key placements:

First quarter Swiatek could meet a former Grand Slam champion as early as the second round, where she will face the winner of the match between 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu and a qualifier. Swiatek is 2-0 against Raducanu, most recently winning in the Round of 16 at Indian Wells this year.


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