The first leg of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2022/2023 series will take place from 17-30 September 2022 in Nursultan, Kazakhstan. Twelve players qualified for the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series through the Women’s World Chess Championship, Women’s World Cup, FIDE Women’s Grand swiss, and by the rating. The last four spots were completed by the hosting federations of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2022-2023 chess tournaments, and GM Koneru Humpy was nominated by the All Indian Chess Federations. Due to medical reasons, Koneru Humpy dropped out from the first leg of the WGP 2022-2023 series and will be replaced by IM Vaishali R in accordance with art. 5. 7. 3. of the WGP regulations:
If any replacement is needed for a nominated player due to a withdrawal, the Organiser who nominated this player shall nominate another one upon consultation with FIDE President.