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5 favorites to win the women’s singles title ft. Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff

The WTA’s biggest stars have all gathered to compete at the 2022 Canadian Open. The entirety of the top 10, led by World No. 1 Iga Swiatek, is accounted for. Venus and Serena Williams are also present and will compete in the same tournament for the first time since the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

Grand Slam champions Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko, Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, among others, are also in the mix. Canadians Bianca Andreescu and Leylah Fernandez, both of whom have recently had injury issues, will look to return to Toronto and put up a good showing in front of home crowds.

A couple of big names are missing, as former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber and 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins are not participating. While some women have already gotten a headstart on their hardcourt season, others will be playing on the surface for the first time this week.

With the US Open on the horizon, everyone will look to give their best and get in shape for the season’s final Grand Slam. With so many contenders on the WTA tour, a few have stood out this year due to their consistency. These are the leading favorites to win the Canadian Open this year:

#5 – Amanda Anisimova

Amanda Anisimova at the 2022 Madrid Open.Daria Kasatkina at the 2022 Hamburg Open.Coco Gauff at the 2021 Canadian Open.Ons Jabeur at the 2021 Canadian Open.Iga Swiatek at the 2022 French Open.

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Swiatek’s aura of invincibility took another hit as she lost to Caroline Garcia in the quarterfinals of the Poland Open. No other player has come close to matching her form of her this year, so the World No. 1 enters yet another tournament as the overwhelming favorite.

Swiatek is undefeated at the WTA 1000 level this year, winning titles in Qatar, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome. She skipped the Madrid Open due to an injury. It wouldn’t be too shocking to see her add the Canadian Open to this list.


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