Johanna Konta has missed out on the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore after pulling out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. The British number one has fallen from the eighth and final qualifying slot losing 185 points to France’s Caroline Garcia.
The Frenchwoman had back to back titles in Wuhan and Beijing with a stunning run of 11 wins in a row. Konta needed to reach the final in Moscow to leapfrog the World number 9 in the Race to Singapore rankings. But the Brit has been forced to pull out with an injury to her left foot, missing out on the WTA finals for the second consecutive year.
In 2016, Svetlana Kuznetsova took the last spot in the race to the WTA Finals following her Kremlin Cup win and the world number 10 has now failed to do the same to Garcia. No British woman has participated in the WTA’s season-ending tournament since Virginia Wade in 1980 and Konta has come close for a second year in a row.
The WTA Finals line- up has now been confirmed:
1. Simona Halep (Romania)
2. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)
3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
4. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)
5. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
6. Venus Williams (USA)
7. Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)
8. Caroline Garcia (France)
The WTA Finals take place in Singapore between October 22-29.