Maria Sakkari clinches the eighth and final singles spot at the WTA Finals


The singles field at the 2022 WTA Finals is complete now as Maria Sakkari has become the eighth and final player to qualify for the prestigious tournament set to take place in Fort Worth.

Maria Sakkari

World No.6 Maria Sakkari assured her place at the WTA Finals for the second year in a row with a hard-fought 6-1 5-7 6-4 victory over Veronika Kudermetova in the quarterfinals of the Guadalajara Open Akron on Friday night. Had Kudermetova won the match, she would have taken the last spot in the singles field of the year-ending WTA Finals as a debutante and broken into the Top 10. However, she will still go to Fort Worth as a doubles participant alongside Elise Mertens.

The WTA Finals features the Top 8 singles players and doubles teams. Besides Sakkari, other players in the eight-women singles field include Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia, Aryna Sabalenka, and Daria Kasatkina, four of whom are debutantes.

The event will take place at the state-of-the-art Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, from October 31st to November 7th.


  1. I can’t say it’s the result I wanted…I didn’t want Sakkari, Badosa or Konteveit in the YEC and that almost happened. Now that she has qualified and will stay in the top 10 I hope she can play like one next year, win a title and go a boy further in slams. I’m tired of top players that don’t consistently get to the business end of slams.


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