The season has flown by, and it’s that time of year again. The WTA season (unofficially) culminates with the eight best players of the year battling it out for ultimate glory in Singapore.
Most people know the basic facts. Serena Williams – Australian Open champion and new mother – is not present, and Caroline Garcia squeezed in as an unexpected qualifier last minute.
But did you know that no one drawn into the Red Group has won a Grand Slam title? Or that Venus Williams is the oldest competitor this season by a decade? Or that Jelena Ostapenko is the first player born in 1995 or later to make the elite field? Or that seven of the eight players in Singapore have a shot at ending the year as the world no. 1?
If any of those facts took you by surprise, you might want to check out THIS VIDEO for eight other statistics and things to know ahead of the coming week.