Mos­cow re­sults to de­cide fi­nal WTA Fi­nals spot

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

MOS­COW » With Ser­ena Wil­liams’ de­ci­sion to with­draw from next week’s WTA Fi­nals, the fi­nal spot in the year-end tour­na­ment will be de­cided in Mos­cow.

Svet­lana Kuznetsova of Rus­sia and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain each know that win­ning the Krem­lin Cup will guar­an­tee a place at the eight­player fi­nals in Sin­ga­pore.

If nei­ther Kuznetsova nor Suarez Navarro wins, the fi­nal spot stays with Bri­tain’s Jo­hanna Konta, who isn’t play­ing this week as she tries to shake off an ab­dom­i­nal strain.

Suarez Navarro is happy to have her des­tiny in her own hands as she aims for her first ca­reer fi­nals ap­pear­ance in sin­gles.

“Some­times at the end of the sea­son, peo­ple are look­ing at other peo­ple, at other re­sults, but it’s not my case,” she said Tues­day. “Now it all de­pends on me. I think it’s much bet­ter.”

Kuznetsova is al­ready as­sured of her best year-end rank­ing since 2009 and is aim­ing to de­fend her Mos­cow ti­tle in front of a home crowd.

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