WTA Finals 2023: Singles draw preview and prediction featuring Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff

A total prize money of $9 million will be up for grabs at the 2023 WTA Finals.


WTA Finals 2023: Singles draw preview and prediction featuring Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff

Aryna Sabalenka (L), Iga Swiatek (M), Coco Gauff (R) (Sources: ESPN India/ The Indian Express/ Olympics)

The very last event of the 2023 WTA tour, i.e., the 2023 WTA Finals, commences on October 29th and will go on until November 5th. Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff and all the other star tennis players will go head-to-head for the title. It will be particularly significant for Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka as the results of the WTA Finals will decide who among them becomes the year-end WTA No. 1. 

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Tournament Details

  • Tournament: WTA Finals 2023
  • Date: October 29th to November 5th, 2023
  • Number of Entrants: 8
  • Venue: Cancun, Mexico
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $9 million
  • Defending champion: Caroline Garcia 

Top Seeds at WTA Finals 2023

  1. Aryna Sabalenka 
  2. Iga Swiatek
  3. Coco Gauff
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Jessica Pegula 
  6. Ons Jabeur 
  7. Marketa Vondrousova
  8. Maria Sakkari 

The two groups at WTA Finals 2023

Bacalar Group 

  • 1. Aryna Sabalenka
  • 4. Elena Rybakina
  • 5. Jessica Pegula
  • 8. Maria Sakkari

Chetumal Group 

  • 2. Iga Swiatek
  • 3. Coco Gauff
  • 6. Ons Jabeur
  • 7. Marketa Vondrousova

Draw Preview 

Group Stages

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka (Source: Flash score)

Both the groups of the WTA Finals are pretty competitive. The favorites from the Bacalar group are undoubtedly Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina. However, in-form Maria Sakkari might create problems for the other three. Jessica Pegula might be out of form but if she makes a comeback in the WTA Finals, she can also make it to the semis. We predict that Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina will proceed to the semifinals with this group. 

In group 2, Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff are the unanimous favorites. Although Ons Jabeur did pretty well in the Wimbledon Open, she has been inconsistent this year and thus we predict that Iga and Coco will proceed to the semis. 

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Semifinals 

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina (Source: Tennis.com)

According to the above-mentioned estimation, Aryna Sabalenka is most likely to face Coco Gauff in the first semifinal, while Elena Rybakina might face Iga Swiatek in the second semifinal. Coco Gauff is expected to repeat her dominance against the Belarusian, which she started in the US Open final. Iga Swiatek, on the other hand, recently won the China Open and has gained her confidence back. She is expected to defeat Elena Rybakina easily in the second semifinal. 

Final 

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek (Source: Sky Sports)

Coco Gauff is most likely to face Iga Swiatek in the final of the WTA Finals. We have seen these two players go head-to-head against each other quite a few times lately. Coco Gauff beat the Polish international for the first time ever in the 2023 Cincinnati Open. Recently, Iga took her revenge in the semifinal of the China Open where she beat the American in straight sets. Although it is hard to predict the outcome of this match, Iga Swiatek has all the tools in her arsenal required to defeat Coco Gauff and she will be the favorite to win the 2023 Finals. 

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