Top-8 for the WTA Finals 2023 confirmed as three women, Jabeur, Vondrousova, and Muchova grab the spots in the same day

The final three players have qualified for the WTA Finals.


Top-8 for the WTA Finals 2023 confirmed as three women, Jabeur, Vondrousova, and Muchova grab the spots in the same day

Top-8 for 2023 WTA Finals (L) confirmed which is set to held in Cancun (R). (Via WTA Official and Tennis World)

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has closed qualifications for the WTA Finals 2023 as the final three names were announced. Ons Jabeur, Marketa Vondrousova, and Karolina Muchova all qualified on the same day as the Top-8 was finally announced.

While compatriots Marketa Vondrousova and Karolina Muchova will be debutants in this year’s edition of the season-closer, Jabeur has qualified for the second consecutive year. These three players will be joining Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina, and Jessica Pegula in the tournament. With each player having an impressive resume to show for themselves, they will all strive to play their best games in the tournament to win one of the most prestigious events on the tour, following the Grand Slams.

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Among those three players recently qualified, Vondrousova has won her maiden Grand Slam title at The Wimbledon Championships. She defeated Ons Jabeur in the finals in straight sets. This shot her up the rankings, and she reached her career-high ranking of World No. 6.

However, currently, she is ranked eighth in the World. Nevertheless, the other two players do not have a bad record either. They have both reached the final of a Grand Slam, with Jabeur at Wimbledon and Muchova at the French Open.

The WTA finals will take place in Cancun, Mexico from 29 October to 5 November 2023. All the players have worked hard since the beginning of the season for the sole reason that they have to qualify for the final tournament. These eight players have realized their goal by playing their best tennis.

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Who are the alternates for the WTA Finals 2023?

While the WTA have announced their finalists for the season-closer, it is necessary to have a set of alternates in case of any last-minute withdrawal. A few possibilities for alternates are Maria Sakkari and Madison Keys.

Maria Sakkari and Madison Keys
Maria Sakkari(L) and Madison Keys(R) (Image via Tennis.com and CNN)

While the Greek has the Guadalajara Open title to show for herself, the American has the Eastbourne International and the United Cup to her name this season. Keys was turning heads in the tennis world when she qualified for the semi-final at the US Open. However, she was ultimately defeated by Aryna Sabalenka, the runner-up at the American Slam.

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However, while Keys has retained her position as a possible alternate, it is a step down for Sakkari. The Greek was qualified to participate in the 2022 version of the season-ender. However, this year she has been bumped down to alternate. Both players have had a subjectively successful season. In case of any withdrawal, these players will prove that they were indeed qualified to take over for the other players.

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