The WTA announced the first qualifiers for the finals this season in 2023. Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff, Iga Swatek and Elena Rybakina are the first four to qualify for the Cancun master.
The end of the year master’s degree for women will take place from October 29 to November 5 in the city of Cancun, Mexico. After much controversy, the WTA has decided that the tournament will return to Latin America, as it happened in 2021 when the venue is Guadalajara. To contextualize this prestigious and unique event that takes place at the end of each season, the WTA brings together the eight best players of the year, that is, those who managed to score the most points throughout the season .
The leader of that list of players is Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. The current number one in the rankings is very comfortable at the top, his season is amazing, cwon his first Grand Slam in Australia, made the semi-finals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and finally, reached the final of the US Open. She has also won titles in the WTA 1000. Below her is the Polish Iga Swiatek. Like Sabalenka, this is the third consecutive participation in the masters at the end of the year, the Pole also validated her title at Roland Garros this year and added the WTA 500 in Doha and Stuttgart to her highlights trophies.
In the third position went to 19-year-old friend Coco Gauff. The American started the season with a title in Auckland, but then, in the recent tour of North America, he found his prime. Gauff won titles in Washington, Cincinnati and finally the US Open. The 19-year-old girl is going through the best moment of her career, as if she has overcome all her own obstacles. It is important to clarify that the American duo formed by Gauff and Pegula also qualified in the doubles category.
Elena Rybakina also secured her place in the masters tournament. The Kazakh had an amazing start to the year, reaching the finals of the Australian Open and the WTA 1000 in Miami, in addition, he won the prestigious titles in Indian Wells and Rome. In these past few weeks he has experienced some injuries and without a doubt he has lost a little prominence in the circuit.
WTA Finals 2023 Race Ranking
- Aryna Sabalenka: 8210 points (rank)
- Iga Swatek: 6905 points (rank)
- Coco Gauff: 5620 points (rank)
- Elena Rybakina: 5476 points (rank)
- Jessica Pegula: 4405 points
- Marketa Vondrousova: 3661 points
- Karolina Muchova: 3650 points
- Atong Jabeur: 3317 points
- Maria Sakkari: 3010 points
- Madison Keys: 2738 points
- Petra Kvitova: 2591 points
- Belinda Bencic: 2571 points