WTA Finals Guide

Similar to the ATP Finals that is held for the men’s game, the WTA Finals is an annual event held towards the end of the year (usually in November) that showcases the top WTA singles and doubles players. The WTA Finals is the last big WTA tournament held each year and marks the end of the WTA season.

Every year a “Race to the WTA Finals” is run by the WTA where players earn points based on their performances throughout the year. The top 8 singles players and 8 Doubles teams qualify for the WTA Finals in November.

Where will the WTA Finals be held in 2021?

The WTA Finals will take place in Panamerican Tennis Center in Guadalajara, Mexico from November 10th to November 17th 2021. The tournament was meant to have been played in Shenzhen, China but due to COVID 19 issues, the tournament was moved to Mexico.

The first 6 days of the tournament will consist of one day session and one night session. On Wednesday the 17th of November, there will be only one evening session when the singles and doubles finals will be played. See the tournament schedule below for more details.

Tournament Schedule for 2021 WTA Finals (subject to change)

DateSessionStart TimeMatchesRound
Wednesday 10 November 2021Day14:00Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Wednesday 10 November 2021 Night19:00Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Thursday 11 November 2021Day14:00Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Thursday 11 November 2021Night19:30Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Friday 12 November 2021Day 14:00 Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Friday 12 November 2021Night19:30Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Saturday 13 November 2021Day 14:00 Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Saturday 13 November 2021Night19:30Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Sunday 14 November 2021Day 14:00 Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Sunday 14 November 2021Night19:30Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Monday 15 November 2021Day 14:00 Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Monday 15 November 2021Night19:30Singles followed by DoublesRound robin
Tuesday 16 November 2021Day 14:00 Singles followed by DoublesSemifinals
Tuesday 16 November 2021Night19:30Singles followed by DoublesSemifinals
Wednesday 17 November 2021Evening17:00Doubles Final followed by the Singles Final (not before 19:30)Finals

Who has qualified for the 2021 WTA Finals?

Below is a list of the singles and doubles players that qualified for the 2021 WTA Finals. World number 1 Ashleigh Barty will not participate in the event after she decided to end her season early due to the quarantine rules in Australia. Other notable absentees include US Open Champion Emma Raducancu who did not earn enough points during the course of the year to qualify for the WTA Finals and Serena Williams who has been dogged by injury in 2021.

Singles Players that Qualified for the 2021 WTA Finals

Aryna Sabalenka – World number 2 in singles and number 1 in doubles and Australian Open doubles title

Maria Sakkari – Top 10 player and Grand Slam Semi Finalist

Iga Swiatek – 2020 French Open Champion

Paula Badosa – Won the 2021 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells

Barbora Krejcikova – 2021 French Open Champion

Karolina Pliskova – Former world number 1 and 2021 Wimbledon Finalist

Garbiñe Muguruza – 2016 French Open Champion and 2017 Wimbledon Champion

Anett Kontaveit – Winner of 4 WTA titles in 2021

Doubles Teams Singles Players that Qualified for the 2021 WTA Finals

Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara – 2021 Miami Open Champions

Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Demi Schuurs – Australian Open Women’s Doubles Semifinalists

Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai – 2021 US Open Champions

Darija Jurak and Andreja Klepac – 2 WTA Doubles titles in 2021

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova – 2020 Olympic Champions in Women’s Doubles

Hsieh Su-Wei and Elise Mertens – 2021 Wimbledon Women’s Doubles Champions

Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk – 2021 US Open Semifinalists

Sharon Fichman and Giuliana Olmos – 2021 Italian Open Women’s Doubles Champions

Tickets for the 2021 WTA Finals in Mexico

Tickets for the 2021 WTA Finals in Mexico are available from here.

WTA Finals Guide
WTA Finals Guide

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