October 1, 2017 / 5:29 AM / a year ago

Wozniacki seals spot in season-ending WTA Finals

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 10, 2017 Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki waves after losing her fourth round match against Coco Vandeweghe of the U.S. REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

(Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki became the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, the WTA said on Sunday.

The Dane, who defended her Pan Pacific title in Tokyo last week and reached six other finals this year, joins Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina and Venus Williams in Singapore with two spots left.

Wozniacki, who will make her fifth appearance at the Oct. 22-29 event, reached the final in 2010 when Doha hosted the WTA Finals.

“I’m very excited that I’ve qualified for the WTA Finals again,” the 27-year-old Wozniacki said in a statement.

“I have such great memories of the tournament, especially from 2010, and I can’t wait to get to back to Singapore and play my best tennis in front of the amazing fans there.”

The top eight singles players at the $7 million prize money event will face off in a round-robin format for the Billie Jean King Trophy.

The eight best doubles teams will battle for the Martina Navratilova Trophy in a knock-out format.

Wozniacki, who has 26 career titles, is due to play local hope Wang Qiang in the first round of the China Open later on Sunday in Beijing.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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