The WTA confirmed another place: Karolina Pliskova your place is assured for the WTA Finals to be played in Guadalajara 2021, becoming the fourth player to secure her spot in the year-end grand final.
Pliskova from the Czech Republic joins Ashleigh Barty, Aryna Sabalenka and Barbora Krejcikova, who have also secured qualification, leaving four singles spots up for grabs. What’s more, Katerina siniakova, along with his partner Krejcikova, and the Japanese couple from Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara they have qualified in doubles.
Pliskova has reached the semi-final stage in her last three appearances in the WTA Finals of 2017, 2018 and 2019, and this year will mark her fifth consecutive appearance in the year-end final.
Only four active players have competed in more WTA Finals: Serena Williams (9), Kim Clijsters (7), Petra Kvitova (7) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (6). In Pliskova’s debut at the WTA Finals in 2016, she qualified in both singles and doubles alongside Germany’s Julia Goerges.
The one who took an important step this week was Garbiñe Muguruza. The Spanish, after establishing herself in the WTA in Chicago, climbed two places and is already in sixth place and very close to the Greek Maria Sakkari.
The prestigious tournament that will take place in Latin America for the first time is slowly beginning to define its participants. In this framework, the final that the Spanish against the Tunisian will play at the WTA in Chicago takes on a special character. They are both in a good year and achieving the title would bring them closer to that great goal.
This is the race to the WTA Finals
1- Ashleigh Barty (6,411 points)
2- Aryna Sabalenka (4,669)
3- Barbora Krejcikova (4,398)
4- Karolina Pliskova (3,972)
5- Maria Sakkari (3,147)
6- Garbiñe Muguruza (3,141)
7- Iga Swiatek (3,106)
8- Naomi Osaka (2,771)
9- Ons Jabeur (2,685)
10- Elise Mertens (2.438)
11- Anastasia Pavlyunchekova (2,385)
12- Elina Svitolina (2.382)
13- Cori Gauff (2.325)
14- Jessica Pegula (2,286)
15- Emma Raducanu (2,282)