The Porsche Race to Singapore is heating up; can reigning Wimbledon winner Garbiñe Muguruza surge into her third straight BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global?
WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen
September 1, 2017

We're just 50 days away from the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, and the Porsche Race to Singapore remains a hotly contested affair. 

Heading into the US Open, World No.3 and reigning Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza is in pole position, as she sits atop the PRTS Leaderboard with 5,068 points, with World No.2 Simona Halep right behind her with 5015 points. On the doubles front, two teams have secured qualification, with the team of Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan as well as last year's champions Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.

Here's how the Porsche Race to Singapore Leaderboard looks as the singles race comes down to the wire:

Porsche Race to Singapore WTA Grid standings August 28

The 2017 season has seen a fascinating combination of a diversity in tournament champions, while a smaller core group of women have dominated the tour's biggest events. Across the board, there have been 32 different title winners this year, across 43 events. In addition, at the six biggest events this season – the Slams and Premier Mandatories – there have been six different champions from six different countries:

Australian Open: Serena Williams (USA)       
Indian Wells: Elena Vesnina (RUS)         
Miami: Johanna Konta (GBR)         
Madrid: Simona Halep (ROU)          
Roland Garros: Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)      
Wimbledon: Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP)      
 
While the players near the top of the Leaderboard are closing in on qualification, no singles player has qualified for the WTA Finals, yet. Here is a breakdown of the point totals for the eighth qualifier since 2010. French Open champion Ostapenko, currently in the eighth position, has already accumulated 3,364 points heading into the US Open.

Final Qualifier For the WTA Finals

Year

Name

Points

2016

Svetlana Kuznetsova

3490

2015

Lucie Safarova

3221

2014

Caroline Wozniacki

4045

2013

Jelena Jankovic

3860

2012

Li Na

4726

2011

Agnieszka Radwanska

4940

2010

Jelena Jankovic

4235

 

There are seven more opportunities for singles and doubles players to accumulate points to seal their qualifying positions. 
 
Remaining Tournaments in 2017

Week of

Tournaments (Total points available: 5,400)

28-Aug

US Open (2,000)

11-Sep

Québec City, Tokyo Int (280)

18-Sep

Tokyo, Seoul, Guangzhou (470)

25-Sep

Wuhan, Tashkent (900)

2-Oct

Beijing (1000)

9-Oct

Hong Kong, Linz, Tianjin (280)

16-Oct

Moscow, Luxembourg (470)

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