Lucie Safarova clinched the last spot in next week’s WTA Finals in Singapore. The French Open finalist earned her first berth in the singles when Carla Suarez Navarro lost in Moscow to rising star Daria Kasatina, ensuring the Spaniard would not reach the finals and overtake Safarova.
“I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals for the first time,” said Safarova. “It has been a dream year and to be one of the eight qualifiers in singles and also compete in the doubles is something that makes me very proud. There have already been so many highlights this year, and I hope to finish it playing some more great tennis in front of the amazing Singapore crowd.”
Here’s the final eight for Singapore:
1. Simona Halep
2. Garbine Muguruza
3. Maria Sharapova (2004 champ)
4. Petra Kvitova (2011 champ)
5. Agnieszka Radwanska
6. Angelique Kerber
7. Flavia Pennetta
8. Lucie Safarova
Defending champion Serena Williams withdrew from the event.
The groupings will be announced on Friday. The tournament kicks off on Sunday.
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