WTA Finals in Singapore is the last showdown of the season and the thrilling part is that its final outcome will produce significant changes at the top of the WTA ranking. With the world No. 1 seat in sight, both Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova are expected to deliver some high-quality tennis in a rubber that will probably reveal the name of the first player to qualify from the White Group. Both have prevailed in the previous round without dropping a set. Moreover, both aren't at their first attempt to reach the WTA summit. The Czech occupied that slot during the summer while Muguruza replaced Pliskova after US Open.

The Spaniard didn't survive too long as Simona Halep replaced her after Beijing.

Garbine Muguruza would love to end a solid season in style

At 24-years-old Spain's No. 1 saw her legacy getting a burst this season, especially after winning the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. In doing so, she dropped a single set throughout the whole tournament (against Kerber in the fourth round). The second Grand Slam title occurred at the right moment after she had a strange path ion 2017 with not so many things to brag about.

The summer swing saw Muguruza capping a Premier 5 title in Cincinnati after she dismantled Simona Halep in the final. Ranked second in the world, she started this week only 40 points behind the current world No.

1 Simona Halep. In the opening match, Muguruza seemed pretty much in control against Jelena Ostapenko. She went on to seal a compelling win against the 2017 French Open champion.

Karolina Pliskova for a second time in Singapore

Last year, two months after she reached the final of the 2016 US Open, Plsikova made her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

She didn't make it out of the group stages but she won the rubber against Garbine Muguruza with whom she shared the battlefield. Actually, in head to head stats Pliskova leads Muguruza by 6-2.

Currently ranked third in the world, the 25-year-old Czech player is around 500 points behind Halep and Muguruza. A win today will propel her within range to clinch the world No.

1 seat.

She has had a consistent season reaching at least the quarterfinals stages at three out of four Grand Slam tournaments with an unexpected peak at the French Open where she made it to the semis before losing to Simona Halep. Apart from these results, she has won three Premier titles in Brisbane, Qatar, and Eastbourne. She holds a 51/16 record in win/ loss counter.