- Pegula, who has additionally certified in doubles, is ready to make her second look on the season-ending event
- Doubles World No.1 and defending champion Mertens and companion Hunter will make their debut as a group
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The WTA introduced Monday Jessica Pegula and the doubles group of Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens have secured their qualification for the 2023 WTA Finals.
Pegula joins Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina within the singles subject, whereas Hunter and Mertens change into the second group to qualify for the WTA Finals after Pegula and companion Coco Gauff.
The season-ending occasion can be held in Cancun, Mexico, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, marking the second 12 months the WTA Finals has been held within the nation following its staging in Guadalajara in 2021.
This 12 months will mark Pegula’s second consecutive WTA Finals look in each singles and doubles. This season, she has reached three finals, successful the WTA 1000 Nationwide Financial institution Open introduced by Rogers in Montreal and ending as runner-up at WTA 500 occasions on the Qatar TotalEnergies Open in Doha and most lately the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
The American has made 4 further semifinals, at WTA 1000 tournaments on the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championships and Miami Open introduced by Itaú, and at WTA 500 occasions on the Credit score One Charleston Open and the Mubadala Citi DC Open in Washington DC.
Pegula additionally performed an integral half in Group USA successful the inaugural United Cup firstly of the season in Australia, going 4-1 in singles play together with her a win over the reigning World No.1 Iga Swiatek in Sydney.
Hunter and Mertens can be making their first look as a group on the WTA Finals, with Mertens returning as defending champion having received the occasion final 12 months with Veronika Kudermetova. The Australian-Belgian duo have received two WTA 1000 titles this season, triumphing on the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome and the Guadalajara Open AKRON Offered by SANTANDER, along with reaching the title match on the WTA 250 Rothesay Basic Birmingham and Wimbledon.
This season marks Hunter’s first qualification for the WTA Finals, whereas present doubles World No.1 Mertens can be making her fifth look.
The 2023 WTA Finals function the High 8 singles gamers and doubles groups on the Race to the WTA Finals, competing in a round-robin format with the singles champion successful the WTA Finals Billie Jean King Trophy and the doubles champions incomes the WTA Finals Martina Navratilova Trophy.
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