Melbourne, Paris, London and New York but only one winner will be in Guadalajara and that is is Barbora Krejcikova.
The Czech has had a phenomenal year, the title in Paris was marvellous and since then she has kicked on another level.
Australian Open winner, Naomi Osaka will not be in Guadalajara having not gained enough points but also I wish her well on her break of tennis. Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty is at home in Queensland and Emma Raducanu fell short on the points needed for a place in the season finale.
It has been a sensational season for Barbora who is also the only player in the singles and doubles of the WTA Finals winning both singles and doubles at Roland Garros, the latter with Katerina Siniakova.
Her highlights this year:
Gippsland Trophy Doubles – 🏆
Australian Open Doubles – 🥈
Dubai Singles – 🥈
Strasbourg Singles – 🏆
Madrid Open Doubles – 🏆
Roland Garros Singles – 🏆
Roland Garros Doubles – 🏆
Wimbledon Singles – R4
Wimbledon Doubles – QF
Prague Singles – 🏆
Olympic Singles – QF
Olympic Doubles – 🥇
Cincinnati Singles – QF
Cincinnati Doubles – SF
US Open Singles – QF
Six titles, an Olympic Gold and not to forget she made her main draw debut in singles at Wimbledon and the US Open this year which shows her meteoric rise in the woman’s game.
What can we expect in Guadalajara?
From a singles and doubles perspective she will be fearless, this is new for her but Barbora has been in fantastic form this year. I would say she would be the most feared in the draw, her game is so complete and her knowhow around the court will be vital.
It is always the same question of how do you juggle both singles and doubles and is it something you can still do in this day and age? She has shown it on the tour but the WTA Finals will be an intense guaranteed six matches for Barbora and maybe even up to ten!