With the current tournament approaching its end, the women's singles final will feature the best two players of the week, namely Caroline Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina. While the first one had an apparently easier job in facing Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, Svitolina heads into the final after she left no options for the world no. 2 Angelique Kerber. The Ukrainian also prevented the German from getting closer to a bold goal this week of regaining the WTA no. 1 spot from Serena Williams.

Svitolina is moving up the ranks among the young tennis stars

Although accomplished in a minimum of sets, the victory required a lot of work and self-containment. Kerber played poorly in the opening set, having 5 double faults on her side. Svitolina won the set 6-3. The 2nd set saw the German player trying to do more on the opponent's serve and partially succeeding. Svitolina bounced back and went on having what should have been a comfortable lead of 5-2. Once again, Kerber regrouped and won 4 games in a row but then she failed to serve out the set. The tie-break was about Svitolina containing her emotion and eventually, she made it through. By defeating Kerber, the player from Ukraine also accomplished the biggest result of her career, a Premier 5 final.

Wozniacki and Svitolina are a threat for the top 10 players

These two are going to cause a lot of troubles and turbulence around the WTA top 10 surroundings. While Wozniacki has done this before when she first came up on the tennis radar, and for Svitolina it's a whole new world. Last year, the 22-year-old Ukrainian almost got it there.

Then she went backwards for a while, but this season she is ready to make her biggest breakthrough. If she wins the women's final she will get past Johanna Konta and she will land in the 10th spot of the WTA ranking. If she falls against Wozniacki she will get the world no. 11 spot which is not bad at all. Judging by the latest results of the players involved in the battle for a top 10 presence, Svitolina seems a clear bet.