SINGAPORE - Madison Keys is set to make her debut appearance at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. As a result of her stellar performance throughout the Asian Swing, the American becomes the seventh player to qualify, joining Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova, Garbiñe Muguruza and Dominika Cibulkova in the star-studded singles field.
"I couldn't be more excited to qualify for my first WTA Finals," said Madison Keys. "I've worked harder than ever this year both on and off the court and I am happy that the hard work is paying off. I look forward to finishing my season strong in Singapore."
Keys is enjoying a career-best season, breaking into the WTA Top 10 in June, and becoming the first American to enter the elite ranking bracket since Serena Williams in 1999. By advancing to the semifinals at the China Open, Keys reached a new career-high ranking of No.7 on Monday, October 10. The American won her second WTA title this year at the Aegon Classic Birmingham, as well as finishing runner-up at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, and Rogers Cup.
Other season highlights for the American include competing in her first Olympic Games, where she advanced to the semifinals, narrowly missing out on the Bronze medal. She was one of just four players to reach the round of 16 at all of the Grand Slams this year, and advanced to the quarterfinals at the Miami Open and Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.
The current Road to Singapore Leaderboard as follows (as of October 10, 2016):
Angelique Kerber (GER) - Q
Serena Williams (USA) - Q
Simona Halep (ROU) - Q
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) - Q
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) - Q
Madison Keys (USA) - Q
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) - Q
Johanna Konta (GBR)
Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)