As the Women’s season winds down to its last week, there are still players fighting to be part of the top 8 elite who will take part in Singapore from 25-th of October. Those who will be left outside looking in will eventually play for Zhuhai Elite Trophy which will feature the next higher ranked 12 players and it will be held in the first week of November.
This week the Premier Event in Moscow is the only one that will count towards the Race, as the Luxembourg one is left out due to their final being on Sunday, same day when the Singapore event will be making their draw.
The following is the list of players that make the top 8 including the ones who are potentially still in the game
1 Simona Halep 5790
2 Garbine Muguruza 4511
3 Maria Sharapova 4322
4 Petra Kvitova 3491
5 Agnieszka Radwanska 3425
6 Angelique Kerber 3400
7 Lucie Safarova 3221
8 Flavia Pennetta 3153
9 Timea Bacsinszky 3133
10 Venus Williams 3091
11 Carla Suarez Navarro 3030
12 Karolina Pliskova 2955
Agnieszka already withdrew from Moscow with Right shoulder injury, but with her Tianjin title last week she officially qualified for the end of the year event.
Interesting is that Angelique Kerber lost the Hong Kong final to Jelena Jankovic and with this failed to clinch a spot, and now will need a speedy recovery and hopefully not enough jetlag to take part in this event.
Karolina Pliskova who is still in the mix is actually in the Kerber’s bracket and a QF match could be really interesting although the German would have guaranteed her flight to Singapore by then.
Pennetta was moved to the the top seed spot in Kremiln while Lucie Safarova is the 2nd one. Timea Bacsinszky couldn’t forfeit her already taken commitment to take part in Luxembourg and with this says goodbye to her chances to qualify. Carla Suarez Navaro is in the same section as Lucie Safarova so eventual QF is on the cards.
Venus Williams will not participate this week. Moscow got shortage of late WC and last minute decisions kept Venus without one
This post including how the points will pay out and who will qualify and who will be out will be updated through the week, so keep in mind to check regularly ‘’the Racket’’
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