Singapore Field Narrows As China Open Combatants Fight For Finals Spots

Singapore Field Narrows As China Open Combatants Fight For Finals Spots

  • Posted: Jan 01, 1970

WEDNESDAY IN BEIJING: Madison Keys (RTS #8) plays Svetlana Kuznetsova (RTS #10) and Garbiñe Muguruza (RTS #6) will play Petra Kvitova (RTS #12) in what could be a decisive day on the Road to Singapore leaderboard. Who will hit the speed bumps? Who will stay on track?

Here is a player-by-player breakdown of who can qualify this week…

MUGURUZA: In its simplest form, Muguruza needs to win at least one more match. She can qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global by reaching the quarterfinals AND Kuznetsova and Konta not reaching the semifinals. She can also secure qualification by advancing to the semifinals this week, regardless of other results.

KEYS: Keys can qualify by reaching the final (she is in the same half as Kuznetsova and Kvitova) and if Konta does not reach quarterfinals. She can secure qualification regardless, if she can win the title.

KUZNETSOVA: Kuznetsova qualifies for the WTA Finals by winning the title

Additionally, Kvitova will need to reach the Beijing final to become part of the mix of being an alternate in Singapore. She is also entered into Luxembourg.

Garbine Muguruza


Qualified: Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova

Next In Line (Current Top 8):

Currently No.9 to No.13 with points behind current projected cut-off (3257)

Dominika Cibulkova

Who is Playing Where?

Muguruza: currently not entered in any other events

Cibulkova: Moscow

Keys: currently not entered in any other events

Konta: Hong Kong

Kuznetsova: Tianjin

Kvitova: Luxembourg

Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova


Doubles stays the same as yesterday…

If Sania Mirza / Barbora Strycova lose, Timea Babos / Yaroslava Shvedova, Andrea Hlavackova / Lucie Hradecka, Chan Hao-Ching / Chan Yung-Jan all qualify for WTA Finals

If Mirza/Strycova AND Andreja Klepac / Katarina Srebotnik lose, the doubles field will be set as Babos/Shvedova, Hlavackova/Hradecka, Chan Sisters and Karolina Pliskova / Julia Goerges will each qualify for the WTA Finals

QUALIFIED: Caroline Garcia / Kristina Mladenovic, Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza, Ekaterina Makarova / Elena Vesnina, Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Lucie Safarova




2r vs. Bacsinszky/Ostapenko



Lost 1r (Arruabarrena/Kalashnikova)



1r bye, 2r vs. King/Niculescu



2r vs Hingis/Vandeweghe

Remaining Teams in Possible Contention (points behind current cut-off)



Must reach at least QFs to stay in contention**

(same quarter as Goerges/Pliskova)

1r – bye; 2r vs Dabrowski/Martinez Sanchez



8that best, must win Beijing to stay in contention and Goerges/Pliskova do not reach SF

2r vs Arruabarrena/Kalashnikova

All photos courtesy of Getty Images.

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