One spot left open for WTA Finals as Swiatek, Muguruza and Badosa qualify
Ons Jabeur and Anett Kontaveit will battle it out for the eighth and final place in Guadalajara
The trio join Aryna Sabalenka, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova and Maria Sakkari in the elite event. Swiatek and Indian Wells champion Badosa will be appearing in the WTA Finals for the first time while two-time Grand Slam winner Muguruza will be making her fourth appearance. With world No 1 Ash Barty choosing not to play, one spot remains.
Kontaveit thrust herself into contention at the weekend when she won the Kremlin Cup for her third title in the last couple of months. The Estonian sits 10th in the calendar-year Race (effectively ninth after Barty’s withdrawal), one place behind Jabeur.
But the advantage may be with the Estonian. Jabeur has pulled out of this week’s event in Courmayeur, while Kontaveit, coached by Dmitry Tursunov, is the No 2 seed at the Transylvania Open in Romania.