Gar­cia com­pletes WTA Fi­nals field

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French­woman Caro­line Gar­cia be­came the eighth and fi­nal player to qual­ify for the sea­son-end­ing WTA Fi­nals in Sin­ga­pore af­ter Bri­tain’s Jo­hanna Konta with­drew from the Krem­lin Cup in Moscow due to a foot in­jury, the WTA said on Thurs­day.

Gar­cia won back-to-back ti­tles in Wuhan and Bei­jing, beat­ing Si­mona Halep in the fi­nal of the lat­ter to move past Konta in the Race to Sin­ga­pore rank­ings at the start of this month, but with­drew from the on­go­ing Tian­jin Open with an in­jury.

Her with­drawal gave Konta an out­side chance of qual­i­fy­ing for the Oct. 22-29 event, although she would have had to reach the fi­nals of the Moscow tour­na­ment to over­take Gar­cia.

“Qual­i­fy­ing for the WTA Fi­nals in Sin­ga­pore means the world to me,” Gar­cia, who will be mak­ing her firstever sin­gles ap­pear­ance at the event, told the WTA web­site.

“I’m very proud to be among the top eight play­ers of the sea­son and I’m look­ing for­ward to be­ing part of that in­cred­i­ble field.”

Caro­line Gar­cia

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