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Rybakina eliminates Swiatek, Ostapenko beats Gauff in Australian Open

Instead of a quarterfinal between Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff that many predicted, we’ll have a meeting between Elena Rybakina and Jelena Ostapenko in the final eight of the 2023 Australian Open.

Reigning Wimbledon champion Rybakina, who is ranked lower than she should be after receiving no ranking points for her triumph in London, dispatched top seed Swiatek 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 29 minutes. Between winning The Championships and entering this year’s Australian Open, Rybakina won just 14 of her 24 matches, but on Sunday in Melbourne she once again showed that she gets a boost on big stages and progressed to the quarterfinals here for the first time.

The 22nd-seeded Rybakina opened the match with a break, and even though Swiatek won three games in a row for a 3-2 lead, the representative of Kazakhstan took a crucial break with a cross-court backhand winner in the seventh game and soon afterwards sealed the set with a confident hold to love.

Once again Swiatek managed to win three consecutive games, this time to start the second set with a 3-0 lead, but Rybakina completely recovered and registered an impressive love hold to consolidate after breaking for 5-4. In the entire match, the world No.25 Rybakina lost just six points on her first serve.

Rybakina’s quarterfinal opponent will be seed No.17 and 2017 Roland Garros champion Ostapenko, who overpowered seventh seed Coco Gauff 7-5 6-3 in Margaret Court Arena. The crucial factor in Ostapenko’s victory was that she converted all three of her break point opportunities, while Gauff went 1-for-8.

Ostapenko leads Rybakina 2-0 in their career meetings, having defeated her in straight sets at Linz 2019 and Eastbourne 2021.

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WTA apparel in Melbourne: Nike, Adidas, Fila still rule, new fashion lines make their way

It’s time for our first Grand Slam fashion overview in 2023! As always, major brands such as Nike, Adidas and Fila have the largest number of representatives, but we’re starting to have more diversity as several star players are now promoting new or lesser known apparel lines. Let’s have a look at the tennis fashion scene at the Australian Open.

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The Nike Melbourne collection mostly combines green and light purple hues with a colorful abstract print that represents a topographic map.

As many as four WTA players are no longer wearing the Swoosh in 2023. Moreover, Nike’s top representative Naomi Osaka is absent because of pregnancy. Despite that, Nike continues to dominate the Tour.

Aryna Sabalenka looks stunning in the Nike Women’s Spring Slam Dress and NikeCourt Zoom NXT White/Earth/Citron Women’s Shoe.

Emma Raducanu Nike Australian Open 2023

Emma Raducanu is seen here in the Nike Women’s Spring Slam Tank and the rush fuchsia version of the Nike Women’s Spring Slam Skirt, an all-over pleated design with an integrated shortie. The 2021 US Open champion’s shoe of choice is the Nike Zoom Vapor 11, a new model that comes as a replacement for the React Vapor NXT.

Iga Swiatek

World No.1 Iga Swiatek‘s new Asics kit is all about pastel tones, predominantly dusk violet and light orange. The Pole is rocking the Asics Women’s Spring Match Short, paired with the Asics Women’s Spring Match Graphic Tank.

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The three-time Grand Slam champion Swiatek is also debuting Asics’ tennis shoe released in 2023: the Gel Resolution 9. We can see “Team Swiatek” and “Iga” written on the back.

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Second seed Ons Jabeur represented Lotto in the Women’s Spring Tech I D2 Top and Spring Tech I D1 Short.

The new Adidas collection is made with yarn that includes captured industrial emissions. Maria Sakkari stands out in the Adidas Women’s Melbourne Tennis Crop Tank, a multicolor print design featuring an integrated bra with removable padding and racerback with keyhole cutout. The bold graphic is inspired by “our planet’s natural CO2 filters.” The Greek completes the look with the pure black Adidas Women’s Core Match Short.

Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula‘s apparel includes the Adidas Women’s Melbourne Match Tennis Tank – Pink and a simple black skirt with a No.3 patch on it to honor American football player Damar Hamlin who suffered cardiac arrest during a game earlier this month (Hamlin plays for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, owned by Pegula’s parents).

The WTA player ranked third in the world completes her outfit with the Adidas Barricade Blue/Violet/Mint Women’s Shoes.

Liudmila Samsonova

Just like Sakkari, Liudmila Samsonova and K-Swiss also went for a crop top.

Moreover, Samsonova’s doubles outfit included a striped K-Swiss tank. The Russian’s doubles partner Veronika Kudermetova sported separates by Giorgio Armani — her fuchsia tank and skirt feature a bold touch of the monochromatic all-over animal print.

Former world No.1 Karolina Pliskova, Laura Siegemund and other Fila-sponsored players introduced the company’s Alley tennis collection.

On Pliskova we can see the Fila Women’s AO Merle Tank, a wide racerback design in a busy print, and the matching Fila Women’s AO Lou Skirt, featuring two-tiered pleats on just one side.

Laura Siegemund sports the Fila Women’s AO Elisa Tank that includes unconventional striping at chest and back and mesh inserts at the armholes for added breathability. Her Fila Women’s AO Cosima Skirt features a ruffled scalloped hem with contrast edging.

When it comes to footwear, both players are wearing a purple cactus flower / white / limelight palette of the Fila Axilus 2 Energized.

Leylah Fernandez

Leylah Fernadez is one of rare representatives of Lululemon in the tennis world. Moreover, the 2021 US Open finalist is the only player wearing Roger Federer’s On Running tennis shoes.

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The model’s exact name is The Roger Pro and it is On’s first-ever tennis competition shoe, co-created with the ATP legend.

Coco Gauff

New Balance‘s Coco Gauff pairs a classic black skirt with a white tank featuring unique egg-shaped cutouts on the sides. The highlight of her look is definitely a new Neon Dragonfly colorway of the teenager’s signature New Balance CG1 tennis shoe.

Caroline Garcia promotes both the black and purple version of the Yonex Women’s Melbourne Dress. The collared design features a subtle floral pattern.

The Frenchwoman’s shoes are by New Balance, the 996v4 model.

Marta Kostyuk

Former Nike star Marta Kostyuk entered the year 2023 with a new 360 partnership with Wilson. The Ukrainian’s racquetstennis shoes and clothing all bear the “W” logo.

Another lady in red is Camila Giorgi. The fashionable Italian promotes luxury sportswear Giomila fashion.

Donna Vekic started the new season with her own women’s line in partnership with Uomo Sport — Donna Sport.

Last year’s Australian Open runner-up Danielle Collins is seen wearing Alo Yoga apparel, but they are not officially her sponsor.

Sloane Stephens, joining Sofia Kenin as a representative of Free People Movement, wore a peach-colored pleated dress with a striped waistband. The item comes with matching fitted shorts to layer underneath.

Another pleated dress is offered by Lacoste, as we can see on Anett Kontaveit in Melbourne. The 2-in-1 piece features a covered zipper placket on the front and contrast binding at the armholes and collar.

What do you think about tennis dresses worn at the 2023 Australian Open? Which WTA outfit is your favorite? Tell us your opinion in the comments.

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Gauff eases past Pera to reach Australian Open fourth round

Seventh seed Coco Gauff of the United States defeated Croatian-born American Bernarda Pera 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the 2023 Australian Open.

Coco Gauff

Conversion of just one of eight break points was enough for Gauff to cruise through the opening set. Just like in the first set, Gauff established a 4-1 lead in the second set, but this time it was a double break lead, and even though Pera managed to earn one break back, the world No.41 couldn’t recover completely. Actually, Gauff broke her once more and held serve in the long eighth game to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the second time.

The 18-year-old Gauff, one of two teenagers left in the draw along with Czech Linda Fruhvirtova, will next face 17th seed Jelena Ostapenko, who defeated Ukraine’s Kateryna Baindl 6-3 6-0 for the first time in their four career meetings. The world No.95 Baindl upset Ostapenko in the first round of the 2018 French Open, when the Latvian was defending champion.

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Gauff overcomes Raducanu to reach third round in Melbourne

Seventh seed Coco Gauff worked her way past former US Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-3 7-6(4) to move into the third round of the Australian Open.

Coco Gauff

After three consecutive breaks in the first set, the 18-year-old Gauff had the upper hand and held serve to consolidate her lead, 5-2. The 20-year-old Raducanu had three break points in the ninth game, which was her chance to get the set back on serve, but in the end it was Gauff who converted her second set point, 6-3.

In the second set, Gauff was again the first player to lead by a break, but this time Raducanu broke back at love for 4-4, held serve in the following game and had two set points on her opponent’s serve. The Brit wouldn’t make use of her opportunities and Gauff clinched victory in a tiebreak.

We have to note that Raducanu, dressed in the new Nike Women’s Spring Slam Tank and Nike Women’s Spring Slam Skirt, was often putting her hand on her stomach, as if she had stomach strain that was taking a lot of pace off her serve.

Earlier on Wednesday, top seed Iga Swiatek moved into the third round with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Camila Osorio. The world No.1 said that the win was not as easy as the score suggests and that the match was very intense physically as her opponent didn’t give away any free points. The Pole’s next obstacle will be Cristina Bucsa of Spain, who eliminated former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu 2-6 7-6(7) 6-4.

Another former US Open champion that was sent home on Wednesday was Sloane Stephens, as the American lost to Anastasia Potapova 7-6(2) 6-4.

Third seed Jessica Pegula was tested in the second set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich before advancing 6-2 7-6(5). Sixth seed Maria Sakkari had an even tougher challenge in Russian qualifier Diana Shnaider — the teenager on her Grand Slam main draw debut threatened an upset by winning the first set before the Greek favorite regrouped to win 3-6 7-5 6-3.

The first women’s Top 20 seed to lose at this year’s Australian Open is two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who reached the final in Melbourne in 2019. The 15th seed fell to Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina 7-5 6-4.

American Madison Keys defeated Wang Xinyu 6-3 6-2 in the second round.

 

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New in 2023: Coco Gauff presents New Balance tennis shoe in Neon Dragonfly colorway

American world No.7 Coco Gauff starts the 2023 season with a new colorway of her signature New Balance CG1 tennis shoeNeon Dragonfly.

In August last year, the 18-year-old Gauff launched her signature shoe model influenced by the ’90s aesthetics. The model is intended for both women and men. Now the teenager is introducing a new colorway that combines orange, off-white and black, or according to the New Balance website “sea salt with neon dragonfly and black”.

When it comes to functionality, the unisex tennis shoe boasts a lot of New Balance’s special features such as: FuelCell foam, Energy Arc, Fit Weave Lite, NDure toe guard, and NDurance rubber outsole. As New Balance explains, the Coco CG1 provides “dynamic responsiveness of FuelCell cushioning and new Energy Arc technology, while a Fit Weave Lite woven upper provides a lightweight but supportive lockdown fit.”

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Besides reflecting Gauff’s personal style with vibrant colors and basketball-inspired silhouette, the CG1 features the WTA player’s signature on the tongue, lace jewel and on one insole. “You can change the world with your racket” is written on the toe area.

The New Balance Coco CG1 women’s/men’s tennis shoe in the Neon Dragonfly colorway will be available on January 13, 2023.

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Coco Gauff cruises to Auckland title

Playing first tournament as top seed, Coco Gauff cruised past Spanish qualifier Rebecca Masarova 6-1 6-1 and rolled through to the ASB Classic champion’s trophy without dropping a set.

Coco Gauff

The 18-year-old Gauff won her third WTA title, and first since 2021, after beating Tatjana Maria, former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Zhu Lin, Danka Kovinic and finally the world No.130 Masarova, who advanced to her first WTA final after victories over Karolina Muchova and former US Open champion Sloane Stephens this week in Auckland.

The world No.7 Gauff’s previous two titles came on the clay courts of Parma in 2021 and hard courts of Linz in 2019.

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2022 Forbes list: 7 tennis players among Top 10 highest-paid female athletes

Tennis players once again dominate Forbes‘ list of top-earning female athletes, as seven of the world’s ten highest-paid sportswomen are WTA stars.

Naomi Osaka Madrid Open 2022

1. Naomi Osaka

Even after her sub-par 2022 season and the debacle of her sponsor FTX, Naomi Osaka tops the list for the third year in a row. The Japanese made $51.1 million and only six athletes earned more than her $50 million in off-court endorsements this year.

Serena Williams

2. Serena Williams

Serena Williams earned $41.3 in the year of her retirement. Williams and Osaka are the only two women in the Top 50 of Forbes‘ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

Emma Raducanu

4. Emma Raducanu

After 19-year-old Chinese freestyle skier Eileen Gu, who is ranked third, comes Emma Raducanu as the WTA newcomer to the list with her earnings of $18.7 million. Her $18 million in endorsement deals come from a plethora of sponsors that rushed to work with her following her 2021 US Open triumph: British Airways, Dior, Evian, HSBC, Porsche, Tiffany and Vodafone.

The tennis community often criticizies the disproportion between Raducanu’s overall on-court results and lucrative endorsement deals. What works in her advantage is that her sponsored posts on social media are said to have the best engagement rate of any female tennis player.

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5. Iga Swiatek

While tennis players make the vast majority of their money from sponsorship deals, the case of WTA’s most dominant player in 2022 is very different: Iga Swiatek earned $9.9 million at tournaments and just $5 million off-field. The world No.1 from Poland is apparently less marketable, so despite her spectacular on-court results, she earned nearly $4 million less that Raducanu whose ranking is down to No.80 from a career-high No.10 in July.

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6. Venus Williams

Venus Williams played just four singles matches in 2022 and lost them all, but her illustrious career and celebrity status are keeping her high on the biggest-earners list. With $12.1 million, the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion is ranked sixth among the world’s highest-paid female athletes.

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7. Coco Gauff

Teenager Coco Gauff is another debutante here with earnings of $11.1 million in 2022. As Forbes states, the amount could easily be higher, but the young American’s team and her parents carefully balance her tennis career and off-court ventures in order to avoid the chances of burnout.

The New Balance representative reached the 2022 French Open in both singles and doubles and it’s only a matter of time before she adds a major title to her biography.

Jessica Pegula

9. Jessica Pegula

Following American gymnast Simone Biles, Forbes‘ Top 10 quickly gets back to tennis with Jessica Pegula at No.9 with $7.6 million. Her earnings are almost equally distributed between tennis ($3.6 million) and sponsorship deals ($4 million) that include Adidas, Yonex and Ready Nutrition.

That’s it when it comes to the Top 10 WTA representatives. Twelve of this year’s 25 highest-paid female athletes are from the Hologic WTA Tour, so let’s see the remaining women’s tennis stars and their Forbes ranking:

13. Leylah Fernandez of Canada ($7 million)
15. Ons Jabeur of Tunisia ($6.5 million)
16. Paula Badosa of Spain ($6.2 million)
24. Caroline Garcia of France ($5.2 million)
25. Garbine Muguruza of Spain ($5.2 million)

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Coco Gauff’s special New Balance clothes and signature tennis shoes

We’re continuing our Fashion Retrospections with New Balance‘s leading representative — Coco Gauff. The WTA world No.7’s style is colorful and youthful, as you will see in our overview of her 2022 apparel which included custom designs. Most importantly, this year she was honored by her clothing sponsor and launched her signature tennis shoe — Coco CG1.

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At the Adelaide International 1 and 2, Gauff stood out in this colorful ombre New Balance Women’s Spring Tournament Print Tank paired with this New Balance Women’s Spring Tournament Skirt made from lightweight woven stretch fabric. The teenager carried her gear in Head tennis bags from her own Coco line. The Head Coco Court Bag Black/Mint is still available for purchase.

The 18-year-old completed the look with the New Balance 996v4 Women’s Shoes and orange manicure.

Coco Gauff Australian Open

At the Australian Open, Gauff wore an orange skirt and a tight blue/purple ombre tank.

This colorblocked New Balance Women’s Spring Tournament Racer Tank was Gauff’s choice in Dubai and Doha. When she felt cold, Gauff layered it with a cute orange and purple zipper top.

At Indian Wells, Gauff sported a vibrant yellow crop top and white textured skirt. Her shoe is the New Balance WC 996 V4 D Yellow/Blue.

In doubles, Gauff also donned this black-and-white combo.

The Florida native’s Stuttgart kit included another bright ombre top, the New Balance Women’s Summer Tournament Printed Tank, combined with an all-over graphic print skirt, the New Balance Women’s Summer Tournament Skirt.

At the European clay-court tournaments, Gauff sported another outfit from the summer collection: the New Balance Women’s Summer Tournament Racer Tank and New Balance Women’s Summer Tournament Mesh Short.

Coco Gauff Madrid

At Roland Garros, where she reached both the singles and doubles final, the WTA player launched a ballerina-style dress featuring a printed purple top and a pleated see-through skirt.

Coco Gauff Roland Garros 2022

The young American’s white Wimbledon attire was dominated by fishnet-inspired mesh.

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In San Jose, Toronto and Cincinnati, Gauff went for a bold iridescent skirt and a daring crop top.

Coco Gauff of the United States

With this outfit the American also launched her signature tennis shoe — the New Balance Coco CG1. The Pompey colorway features a gradient section that ranges from vibrant apricot to purple. The sneaker draws inspiration from Coco’s first tennis court in her hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. Coco Gauff

Coco picked up the racquet at the Pompey Park tennis courts, as her dad introduced her to the sport. His mantra is written on the right toe of the shoe: “You can change the world with your racket.” The WTA star’s signature is on the tongue and on the lace jewel, while the coordinates of the Pompey Park are along the rubber.

Coco Gauff US Open 2022

At the US Open, Gauff rocked a busy top with short fishnet sleeves and a see-through black chevron-patterned skirt. The second colorway of her Coco CG1 tennis shoe — DigiCoco — attracted a lot of attention in New York. The high-performance unisex sneaker is influenced by basketball silhouettes and ’90s aesthetics.

Playing doubles at the US Open, Gauff wore this red New Balance Women’s Fall Printed Tournament Dress.

At the end of the season, Gauff contrasted a black tennis skirt with purple and coral tanks. The looks were highlighted by her Coco CG1s in dark moonstone with violet shadow and electric red.

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Now that you’ve seen all Cori “Coco” Gauff’s 2022 outfits in one place, how would you rate her tennis fashion game? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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WTA Finals fashion: Tennis shoes and apparel in Fort Worth

The WTA Finals singles draw includes the season’s eight best-performing players and their outfits give us an insight into the most prominent fashion brands in women’s tennis.

The 2022 edition of the year-end tournament is dominated by Adidas, which has three representatives in Fort Worth, while Asics, Nike, New Balance, Yonex and Lotto each have one player wearing their logo.

Iga Swiatek WTA Finals Fort Worth

Iga Swiatek represents Asics in a dark blue tank and skirt. The tank is built with a mix of mesh fabrics and strategically mapped cooling zones for a ventilated feel. In addition, there’s a keyhole opening on the back.

Iga Swiatek WTA Finals Fort Worth

The world number one’s tennis shoe of choice is the Asics Gel Resolution 8. This new colorway is called sky / dive blue.

Iga Swiatek WTA Finals Fort Worth

Ons Jabeur earned her first appearance at the WTA Finals as a representative of Lotto. The Tunisian wears the Lotto Spring Superrapida Top, a vibrant yellow tee featuring a subtle geometric mesh pattern and contrast trim on the sleeves. It’s paired with the Lotto Spring Superrapida Skirt. Notice that Jabeur has different laces on her tennis shoes.

Ons Jabeur WTA Finals Fort Worth

Adidas is the only brand at this year’s WTA Finals to have more than one representative in singles competition.

Jessica Pegula WTA Finals Fort Worth

Jessica Pegula sports the Adidas Limited Edition Dress. The sleeveless, slim-fitting design is inspired by the jerseys you’ll see on the soccer pitches. The asymmetrical print is black on one side and blurry colorful on the other. The American’s shoes are the Adidas Barricade model in white / silver metallic / bright cyan.

Maria Sakkari WTA Finals Fort Worth

Maria Sakkari and Daria Kasatkina are combining the Adidas Limited Edition Top and the Adidas Core Gameset Match Skirt – White. Just like Pegula, they’ve chosen the Barricade tennis shoe.

Daria Kasatkina WTA Finals Fort Worth

Coco Gauff matches a purple New Balance tank with a simple black skirt. The outfit is highlighted by new Coco CG1 tennis shoes in dark moonstone with violet shadow and electric red.

Coco Gauff WTA Finals Fort Worth

As New Balance wrote on Instagram: “When working with Coco on this colorway we discussed the powerful properties found in crystals and how they are used to celebrate new beginnings. The dark green and red found in this colorway represent her heart and root chakras which stands for the vision and passion she brings to the court and to her fans around the world, all while keeping her grounded and humble through it all.”

Coco Gauff

The youngest WTA Finals qualifier since 2005 uses both her Head Coco Duffel Bag and Head Coco Court Bag as she arrives to play her matches.

Caroline Garcia WTA Finals Fort Worth

Caroline Garcia switched from Asics to Yonex earlier this year. The Frenchwoman’s dress includes an abstract stripy print inspired by the Rainbow Mountain of the Peruvian Andes.

Aryna Sabalenka WTA Finals Fort Worth

Aryna Sabalenka, the only promoter of Nike in the singles draw, opted for a simple purple look: a light spaghetti strap tank and a dark tight-fitting skort. Her footwear: the NikeCourt Zoom NXT in white / metallic silver.

What do you think about tennis dresses at the WTA Finals in Fort Worth? Which lady looks the best at Dickies Arena? Tell us in the comments below.

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WTA players glam up for Friday’s draw gala in Fort Worth

Women’s tennis players did their hair and makeup and dressed in elegant outfits for Friday’s WTA Finals draw ceremony in Fort Worth as the singles and doubles qualifiers learned their opponents for the elite tournament’s group stage. Photographer Jimmie48 takes us behind the scenes and on the red carpet of the glamorous tennis night.

WTA Finals Class of 2022 pose for a group shot ahead of the draw gala of the 2022 WTA Finals Fort Worth tennis tournament

World No.1 Iga Swiatek wore a revealing Michael Costello royal blue dress which features a front slit and open back. The Pole completed the look with black pointed-toe flat slingback sandals.

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur opted for a sophisticated neutral-colored dress that covered her elbows and knees. Classic elegance.

Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur

Jessica Pegula of the United States rocked a chic embellished black blazer mini dress.

Jessica Pegula

Jessica Pegula

Eighteen-year-old Coco Gauff, the youngest WTA Finals qualifier since 2005, stood out in a revealing lavender cutout gown with feathers.

Coco Gauff

Maria Sakkari went for a classic figure-flattering black dress featuring a side slit and gold strappy heels.

Maria Sakkari

Caroline Garcia wore a black jumpsuit featuring a stomach cutout and two chain details on the back.

Caroline Garcia

Caroline Garcia

Aryna Sabalenka was glowing in a strappy orange dress with tie-up detail on the left side.

Aryna Sabalenka

Daria Kasatkina didn’t want to give up her comfort, so she paired her elegant yellow ensemble with white sneakers. The Russian’s girlfriend Natalia Zabiiako accompanied her on the red carpet.

Daria Kasatkina

Daria Kasatkina

The eight singles players are divided into two groups of four: Tracy Austin Group (Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia, Daria Kasatkina) and Nancy Richey Group (Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka).

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WTA Finals Doubles Class of 2022 poses for a group shot ahead of the draw gala of the 2022 WTA Finals Fort Worth tennis tournament

The eigth doubles teams are also divided into two groups: Rosie Casals Group (Krejcikova/Siniakova, Gauff/Pegula, Xu/Yang, Krawczyk/Schuurs) and Pam Shriver Group (Dabrowski/Olmos, Kudermetova/Mertens, Kichenok/Ostapenko, Danilina/Haddad Maia).

During the first six days of the WTA Finals, each singles player will face off against all the other participants in their respective group.

The singles and doubles round-robin action begins on Monday, October 31 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The semifinals are scheduled for Sunday, November 6, and the singles and doubles finals will be on Monday, November 7.