Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova have become the fourth pairing to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. There are now only four spots remaining of eight for the year-end event staged at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 22 to 29, 2017.
This year will be 21-year-old Siniakova’s first time appearing at the WTA Finals.
“We’ve had an incredible year and we are beyond happy to have made the WTA Finals in Singapore,” said Siniakova. “We hope to end the season on a high and capture the title in front of the amazing fans at the Singapore Sports Hub,” she added.
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Hradecka, 32, will be making her fourth appearance, having reached the championship match in 2012, semifinals in 2015 and an opening round loss in 2016 (all with countrywoman Andrea Hlavackova).
“I’m so excited to have qualified for the WTA Finals for the fourth time – it’s such a prestigious event, and I have great memories of the tournament and Singapore,” said Hradecka.
The all-Czech duo’s first match together came on the ITF Circuit in 2014, and after three years, resumed their partnership in 2017 to great effect. The team have reached five finals this season, including at Grand Slam level, contesting the title match at the US Open, Taiwan Open, BNP Paribas Open, Volvo Car Open, and J&T Banka Prague Open, as well as reaching the semifinals of Roland Garros.
Hradecka and Siniakova will be joining Martina Hingis/Chan Yung-Jan, Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina and Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua in Singapore this year, with all having secured their place earlier this season.
The Top 8 singles players and doubles teams will compete at the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global in October.
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