SINGAPORE - 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 was made on Friday.
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.
In the Red Group, Svitolina and Wozniacki will face off in a rematch of the Rogers Cup final from Toronto, won by Svitolina, the third of a historic haul of Premier 5 titles won by the Ukrainian this season.
Halep and Garcia will face off for the second time in three weeks after the Frenchwoman won the China Open title over the World No.1 in Beijing.
The first slate of round robin matches are set to get underway on Sunday night at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The first match of this year's tournament following Sunday's opening ceremony will see Pliskova take on Williams, not before 5 p.m. local time, followed by Muguruza against Ostapenko.
Monday's opening action from the Red Group will begin at 7:30 p.m. local time with Halep taking on Garcia, followed by Svitolina against Wozniacki.
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