The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Garbiñe Muguruza has qualified for this year’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. She joins Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova in the singles field of eight, with five more spots yet to be determined.
Muguruza will make her first singles appearance at the WTA Finals Singapore. The Spanish Rising Star qualified in doubles last year with compatriot Carla Suárez Navarro; the two are once again in contention to qualify this year.
“I’m very excited to have qualified for the WTA Finals in Singapore,” said Garbiñe Muguruza. “This has been an exciting year for me. I have worked very hard this last month and I am really happy how it has paid off. Qualifying for Singapore is a great reward. I have great memories from playing doubles last year and this time I am looking forward to competing against the best singles players in the world”.
Muguruza, 22, reached the final last week at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open and is currently into the quarterfinals at the China Open in Beijing. The Spaniard also reached her debut Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and won two doubles titles at the Aegon Classic Birmingham and Toray PPO – Tokyo (both w/ Suárez Navarro).
“Garbiñe is one of the most exciting players in women’s tennis right now and is definitely one to watch. Her breakthrough performance this year has secured her a well-deserved spot at the WTA Finals. I look forward to welcoming her back to Singapore and no doubt she will win more fans here,” said Melissa Pine, Tournament Director of the WTA Finals and Vice President of WTA Asia Pacific.
The current Road to Singapore Singles and Doubles Leaderboards are as follows (as of October 5, 2015). They are updated each Monday (every two weeks during Grand Slam events) and can be found at www.wtafinals.com.