We are all set for the WTA finals in Shenzen. After a 5-year run in Singapore, the tournament moves where all WTA tournaments are headed to these days – China.
Will Naomi Osaka find the form that won her the Australian Open? Will Bianca Andreescu continue her hot run that won her the US Open? With 4 players winning 4 grand slams, we have a tournament so open that any of the eight players could win it.
The last four winner of this year-end tournament are Agnieszka Radwanska, Dominika Cibulkova, Caroline Wozniacki and Evitolina Svitolina. So don’t be surprised if Belinda Bencic or Karolina Pliskova win it this year.
The prize money for the tournament is$14 million with the winner taking home $3.45 million.
Barty on the verge of creating history
Ashleigh Barty on the brink of securing the year-end No.1. Barty could become first Australian to finish year-end number one on the WTA tour.
To clinch the number 1 spot, Barty must either win one of her first two round-robin matches or simply play all three round-robin matches.
Groups for round robin play
Red Group: Ashleigh Barty
 Naomi Osaka
 Petra Kvitova
 Belinda Bencic
Purple Group: Karolina Pliskova
 Bianca Andreescu
 Simona Hale
 Elina Svitolina