Headed into the year's final Grand Slam, the WTA's biggest stars also have Singapore in their sights.
WTA Staff
August 27, 2018

With the Top 8 remaining unchanged this week, the WTA stars who have their sights on the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global will look to have a strong fortnight in the Big Apple to bloster their hopes of securing a spot.

The brightest star in this week's update, however, is one who's soaring quickly.

The biggest mover in the singles Race headed into New York is the red-hot Aryna Sabalenka, who moves up five spots into the Top 20 at No.17 after a run to her first WTA title at the Connecticut Open.

Read more: Sabalenka finds ‘calm’ on court to claim New Haven crown

Caroline Garcia, who reached the quarterfinals in New Haven, swaps a spot with Jelena Ostapenko for No.12 this week, as the French No.1 and last year's Singapore semifinalist has her eyes set on another move towards the WTA Finals.

Here's how the Porsche Race to Singapore stands in singles as of August 27:

 

Aryna Sabalenka won the Connecticut Open (Connecticut Open and Jared Wickerham)

In doubles, Czechs Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova swap spots at the bottom of the Top 8 with Demi Schuurs and Elise Mertens after winning their first title as a team in New Haven.

The Czech duo were runners-up at the Premier 5 level event in Rome this spring, and held off the ninth-ranked team in the Race in a dramatic New Haven semifinal. The pair beat Alicja Rosolska and Abigail Spears in the final four from a set down, 3-6, 6-3, 12-10, before also defeating Hsieh Su-wei and Laura Siegemund in the final in a match tiebreak.

Here's how the Porsche Race to Singapore stands in doubles as of August 27: