After Tuesday's play in Moscow, and victories for Carla Suárez Navarro and Karolina Pliskova, the three final spots in the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global field remain up for grabs and will be decided between Angelique Kerber, Lucie Safarova, Flavia Pennetta, Suárez Navarro and Pliskova.
Three of them are involved in matches on Wednesday:
Pavlyuchenkova v SAFAROVA - first match on Centre Court
PENNETTA v Gavrilova - second match on Centre Court
Sevastova v PLISKOVA - fourth match on Court 1
Safarova or Pennetta could secure qualification on Wednesday.
Safarova will qualify if she defeats Pavlyuchenkova and Pennetta loses to Gavrilova. She will also qualify if Pennetta or Pliskova both lose (regardless of Safarova's result).
Pennetta will qualify if she wins and both Safarova and Pliskova lose.
If Pliskova loses, Timea Bacsinszky is confirmed as an alternate; whether it is first or second alternate would not yet be determined.With Suárez Navarro not playing her next match until Thursday, we will not be able to announce any further qualifiers until Thursday with more clear-cut scenarios available after tomorrow's matches.
Looking To Confirm Qualification To Singapore:
Kerber withdrew from Moscow (non-acute back pain). She can secure a spot in Singapore if Suárez Navarro loses a match in Moscow. The only scenario in which Kerber does not qualify, would be if Suárez Navarro defeats Safarova in the semifinals and Pennetta in the final.
Safarova can confirm qualification by reaching the semifinals or by reaching the quarterfinals if Suárez Navarro does not win the title.
Pennetta can confirm qualification by reaching the final or semifinals if Suárez Navarro does not win the title. Suárez Navarro needs to at least reach the final in Moscow to have a chance of moving into the Top 8, while Pliskova will need to win the title for a chance to compete in Singapore.
The field for Singapore will also be finalized if both of the following happen: Suárez Navarro loses before the final and Pliskova does not win the title. Although the participants will be confirmed, the seeding will be based on results from this week.
All About The Alternates:
Bacsinszky will be an alternate at the WTA Finals unless both Suárez Navarro and Pliskova reach the Moscow final.
Venus Williams currently owns the second alternate spot, but can be bumped out of Suárez Navarro reaches the semifinals in Moscow or Pliskova advances to the final.
Scenarios outlined are projections, subject to change based on daily results.