The groups for the upcoming WTA Finals were announced earlier today in Singapore. The event begins on Sunday.
World No. 1 Simona Halep leads the Red group which includes rival Elina Svitolina, the red hot Caroline Garcia and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. None of the four players have won a Slam before.
The White Group, which opens the tournament on Sunday, features three former Grand Slam champions in Garbine Muguruza, Venus Williams and French winner Jelena Ostapenko.
Venus is the lone former champion in the field, and just three players – Halep, Muguruza and Pliskova – return from last year’s event. Three players – Garcia, Svitolina and Ostapenko – are making their WTA finals.
With as many as 1,500 ranking points to the winner, 7 of the 8 players in the event have a shot at the year-end No. 1 ranking, only Garcia is out of the mix.
WTA FINALS GROUPS
1 Simona Halep
4 Elina Svitolina
6 Caroline Wozniacki
8 Caroline Garcia
2 Garbiñe Muguruza
3 Karolina Pliskova
5 Venus Williams
7 Jelena Ostapenko
Pliskova vs. Venus
Muguruza vs. Ostapenko
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