WTA Finals Singapore draw: Halep to play in Red Group against Svitolina, Wozniaki and Garcia


Top seed Simona Halep and No.2 seed Garbiñe Muguruza topped the Red and White Groups as the draw for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global at the Marina Bay Sands was made on Friday, wtatennis.com informs.

Halep is joined in the Red Group by Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki and Caroline Garcia, while Muguruza will face Karolina Pliskova, Venus Williams and Jelena Ostapenko in White Group round-robin action when the tournament begins on Sunday.

The highlight of White Group action will be a rematch of the Wimbledon final between Muguruza and Williams, won by the Spaniard 7-5, 6-0 in July.

Ostapenko will look to score her first career wins over both Williams and Pliskova, against whom she is a combined 0-3, having beaten Muguruza earlier this month at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.

According to Romanian media, Simona Halep (1st WTA) will play the first match against Caroline Garcia (8th WTA) on Monday, at 14.30h Bucharest time.

The first matches are to be played on Sunday in White Group: Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic, 3rd WTA) vs. Venus Williams (US, 5th WTA) at 12.00h Bucharest time; Garbine Muguruza (Spain, 2nd WTA) vs. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia, 7th WTA).

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