The Hologic WTA Tour heads to Mexico for the final WTA 1000 of the season at the Guadalajara Open AKRON. This is the first time Guadalajara will host a WTA 1000-level event, but their stint as hosts of the WTA Finals last year showcased an electric atmosphere throughout the week. 

Here's what you need to know:

When does the tournament start?

The Guadalajara Open AKRON is the last of the eight WTA 1000-level tournaments of the season and the final tour-level event of the regular season. The tournament is an outdoor hard-court event held at the Centro Panamericano de Tenis and features a 56-player singles draw and 28-team doubles draw. It will use the Wilson US Open High Altitude ball. 

Main-draw play begins on Monday, Oct. 17.

When are the finals? 

The finals will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23. The doubles final will be played at 3:30 p.m. and the singles final will follow at 6:00 p.m.

Who is playing in Guadalajara?

Six of the Top 10 are entered in Guadalajara, with the three holdouts being No.1 Iga Swiatek, No.3 Anett Kontaveit and No.9 Simona Halep. 

Projected Top 16 seeds:

1. Paula Badosa
2. Aryna Sabalenka
3. Jessica Pegula
4. Maria Sakkari
5. Coco Gauff
6. Caroline Garcia
7. Daria Kasatkina
8. Veronika Kudermetova
9. Barbora Krejcikova
10. Belinda Bencic
11. Beatriz Haddad Maia
12. Jelena Ostapenko
13. Madison Keys
14. Danielle Collins
15. Ekaterina Alexandrova
16. Petra Kvitova

What does the draw look like?

What is the prize money and ranking points on offer?

First round: 1 point/$11,725
Second round: 60 points/$16,340 
Round of 16: 105 points/$28,730
Quarterfinals: 190 points/$57,400
Semifinals: 350 points/$125,000
Final: 585 points/$242,800
Champion: 900 points/$412,000

Key Storylines

Barbora Krejcikova has the hot hand: Currently riding a resurgent two-title, nine-match win streak, the former No.2 is the in-form player in Guadalajara. Krejcikova's run to the titles in Tallinn and Ostrava boosted her back in the Top 20.

Last gasp for WTA Finals qualification: Jessica Pegula secured her place in Texas with her run to the quarterfinals in San Diego, leaving five spots remaining pending late stages in the tournament there. With Coco Gauff, Aryna Sabalenka, Paula Badosa, Madison Keys and Danielle Collins still in the mix in San Diego, the Race for the final qualifying positions will come down to Guadalajara, where Caroline Garcia, Veronika Kudermetova, Maria Sakkari and Belinda Bencic are also in the hunt. In all, 17 players go into Guadalajara with a chance to snag one of the last five spots.