A few weeks ago, we didn't even know where the WTA Finals would take place, but now we know both where they will be played and which four players already have a spot reserved.
This season has been one of uncertainty for the WTA as the organization faced a couple of troubles. They had problems with scheduling, which Elena Rybakina called out. The Kazakhstani player blamed it on the weak leadership, and it has some merit.
Up until recently, we didn't even know where the WTA Finals would take place, and that was called out by some players as well. Ultimately, it will be played in Cancun, which isn't the best location, considering that it's pretty far away from where the Billie Jean King Cup Finals will take place, and players already complained about that last year.
In any case, the WTA has published four players who have already booked their spots at the WTA Finals, after the location for the events was announced. It's not a huge surprise for those that closely followed the season. Number one is, of course, Aryna Sabalenka, the reigning world number one as of recently.
Number two is the player she replaced as number one, Iga Swiatek, as the Polish player eyes a strong finish to the season. The 3rd player is Coco Gauff, who recently entered the Grand Slam champions team.
She played in the Finals last year in Forth Worth, so this is not going to be her first time at the event. The final player that qualified as of now is Elena Rybakina. She's had an amazing season and while her level hasn't been the best lately the Kazakhstani player will be excited to finally get a chance to play at the WTA Finals.
The next couple of weeks will determine which four players will join them at the Finals.