The Czech Karolina Pliskova, the Stine Anent Contactor and Maria Safari from Greece, have rendered victories in Guadalajara / Mexico for the prelude to the WTA Finals. At the tournament of the eight best tennis players of the year, the former world ranking resistant Pliskova 4: 6, 6: 2, 7: 6 (8: 6) against the two-time Grand Slam winner Carbine Muguruza from Spain.

Contact attached to their strong shape and surprised Pliskova s Lands woman and French Open winner Barbara Pšenčíková with 6: 3, 6: 4. For the tournament debut, it was already the eleventh success on the tour in a row.

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In the parallel group, Safari won her kick-off match against IGA Sweater (Poland) 6: 2, 6: 4. The second match of the group deny Arena SABENA (Belarus) and Paula Baroda (Spain). The German top player Angelique Berber (Kiel) had given the participation in the top event, the world ranking Ashleigh Party (Australia) renounces the tournament.

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After the Corona pause last year, the seasonal completion of the WTA tour takes place this year in Mexico. Originally, the tournament should be held in Shenzhen / China, because of the pandemic, however, the WTA had to look for a new host.