With the GNP Seguros WTA Finals Cancun qualifiers set in singles, consideration has shifted to the doubles qualification race into this yr’s season-ending championships.
Earlier on Monday, two extra doubles groups secured qualification into Cancun. Desirae Krawczyk and Demi Schuurs certified, together with Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara.
There at the moment are 5 groups certified as they be part of Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula, Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens and Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
5 groups stay in rivalry for the ultimate three spots in doubles. The three remaining spots presently belong to Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez at No.6, Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend at No.7, and Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva at No.8.
Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe and Hsieh Su-Wei and Wang Xinyu are presently on the surface trying in. With their opening-round win in Zhengzhou on Monday, Dabrowski/Routliffe transfer forward of Hsieh/Wang, who’re inactive this week.
Already via to the Zhengzhou quarterfinals, Dabrowski/Routliffe are in the identical half of the draw as Siegemund/Zvonareva, with a possible semifinal match-up looming ought to seedings maintain. That will be a rematch of the US Open ultimate, which was received by Dabrowski/Routliffe.
Situations This Week
Melichar-Martinez/Perez and Siegemund/Zvonareva can qualify this week, no matter some other outcomes, by reaching the Zhengzhou ultimate. Nonetheless, in addition they have an opportunity to safe qualification if different outcomes fall of their favor.
Fernandez/Townsend, who will not be taking part in this week, can qualify this week if Dabrowski/Routliffe don’t attain the semifinals.
Dabrowski/Routliffe have an opportunity to maneuver into the High 8 this week, however success in Zhengzhou alone wouldn’t be sufficient to safe qualification with subsequent week’s entries doubtlessly taking part in an element.
A key match to control in Zhengzhou will probably be Dabrowski/Routlffe’s quarterfinal, as a loss would then safe qualification for Melichar-Martinez/Perez and Fernandez/Townsend.
It stays doable for the Race to the WTA Finals to proceed to the ultimate week of the season, relying upon entries to the remaining WTA 250 tournaments on the calendar at Cluj-Napoca, Monastir and Nanchang.
- Final remaining doubles spots nonetheless in play
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