WTA Finals Cancun draw gala: A look at glamorous white dresses and one red standout

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The 2023 season’s most successful women’s tennis players gathered for the glamorous WTA Finals draw ceremony at the GNP Seguros WTA Finals Cancun on Friday. The gala’s dress code theme prominently featured an elegant fusion of white and red.

2023 WTA Finals players

Eight players featured in the singles field are divided into the Bacalar and Chetumal groups.

The Bacalar Group is led by top-ranked Aryna Sabalenka:

1. Aryna Sabalenka
4. Elena Rybakina
5. Jessica Pegula
8. Maria Sakkari

WTA Finals Cancun photoshoot

Iga Swiatek tops the Chetumal Group:

2. Iga Swiatek
3. Coco Gauff
6. Ons Jabeur
7. Marketa Vondrousova

Aryna Sabalenka at the WTA Finals draw gala

Aryna Sabalenka, who reached the No.1 ranking on September 11, dazzled in a $420 bridal party mini dress by Nadine Merabi. The long-sleeved lace design features a cup corset bustier and a feather hemline, complemented by a detachable white satin belt.

Aryna Sabalenka poses in a white dress at the WTA Finals draw gala

Iga Swiatek stood out in a vibrant red maxi dress by Magda Butrym.

Iga Swiatek at the WTA Finals draw gala

This streamlined, form-fitting dress, priced at $1965, is crafted from premium jersey fabric and showcases the designer’s iconic rose motif delicately adorning the mock neck.

Iga Swiatek at the WTA Finals draw gala

Coco Gauff effortlessly channelled the laid-back allure of Cancun’s beach atmosphere in a coral-beaded linen-blend midi dress. This ethereal creation by Cult Gaia features a graceful halter-effect neckline, chic waist cutouts, and a flattering A-line silhouette in an elegant off-white hue. The exquisite piece is available for $800.

Coco Gauff at the WTA Finals draw gala

Elena Rybakina looked like a goddess in multi-layered floor-length dress crafted from premium cotton by Camilla & Marc. The 2022 Wimbledon champion elevated her ensemble with a tasteful complement—a chic Chanel bag.

Elena Rybakina at the WTA Finals draw gala

Jessica Pegula is the fifth seed in singles and tops the Mahahual group with Coco Gauff in doubles.

Jessica Pegula at the WTA Finals draw gala

At the draw ceremony, the American donned an exquisite Cinq à Sept Archer midi dress, featuring a lustrous satin crossover neckline and a slit skirt.

Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff at the WTA Finals draw gala

Ons Jabeur at the WTA Finals draw gala

Ons Jabeur exuded elegance in a cream pleated V-neck gown showcasing a graceful cape-like design on the back, accentuated by a delicate white belt cinching the waist.

Ons Jabeur at the WTA Finals draw gala

Reigning Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova selected a white shoulderless mini dress with ruched detailing for the occasion.

Marketa Vondrousova at the WTA Finals draw gala

Maria Sakkari attended the event in a breathtaking white sleeveless V-neck gown, radiating timeless elegance and sophistication. The Greek accessorized with a Dior micro bag.

Maria Sakkari at the WTA Finals draw gala

The tournament begins on October 29. The semifinals will feature the top two finishers from each group, with the top finisher from one group facing the second-place finisher from the other. The semifinals and final will follow a standard knockout format.


  1. My favourite: Jabeur- sophisticated. Second: Coco – nice dress for a young girl. Sabalenka and Vondrousova look trashy as usual.

  2. My favorite is Sabalenka — that flirty and fun dress looks great on her body. My least favorite is Vondrousova — I feel like those rushed dresses are out of style. Swiatek’s red dress is ok, but it doesn’t flatter her at all. Other ladies look very nice and elegant. Coco’s choice of dress matches the theme and the environment the best.


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