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Run-Up to WTA Finals Singles: Here's who has qualified

Sohinee Basu
873   //    21 Oct 2016, 18:58 IST

With just 2 days to go for the WTA Finals, Singapore will deck up on 23rd October to play host to the season-ender tournament. For the first time, in quite a while, Serena Williams won’t be leading the way to the Finals by topping the list with the most points. Having suffered a shoulder injury, she had to withdraw from the event.

Read more: WTA Singapore draw released

1. Angelique Kerber

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 06:  Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine  during the Women's singles third round match on day six of the 2016 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre on October 6, 2016 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Serena’s absence and currently staggering form paved the path clear for the new World Number 1. Angelique Kerber to book herself the top berth in the the WTA Finals, this year. 
Having won the Australian Open and the recently concluded US Open, the German is on an all-time high. 

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