The fourth day of the Wta Finals in Singapore has the Red Group in action. The spotlight will be on the first rubber where Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki will be fighting for a ticket in the semis. The second encounter fo the day will put Elina Svitolina and Caroline Garcia (8 WTA) in the same fighting pit. They both lost in straight sets in the previous round so a win today is mandatory. Maybe now when the expectations are a bit off they will be able to put in their finest tennis. Svitolina entered in Singapore while in a decreasing yield.

On the other side, Garcia saw her winning streak coming to an end after having two wonderful runs in Wuhan and Beijing. Those back-to-back titles gave her a huge burst which allowed her to break into the top 10 for the first time while simultaneously secured her the last available slot in Singapore.

Svitolina had confirmed her status, Garcia came apparently out of the thin air

Aged 23, Elina Svitolina (4 WTA) has put together a solid display of tennis throughout the most of 2017. As a result, she won five WTA titles, including three Premier 5 crowns. So, her being in Singapore was a known fact for months. Her biggest failure of the season remains in Grand Slams where she lacked inspiration, especially in that quarterfinal at the French Open when she allowed Halep to bounce back from the deep hole she had entered.

Caroline Garcia used to represent the perfect picture of a regular top 20 presence. A player who has some extraordinary skills but who has a hard trying to mix them up successfully. Before she kicked off the Asian campaign on hard, she had had an average season with a peek at the French Open where she had made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Karolina Pliskova.

All those things went wild once she put her feet on Asian soil.

Garcia seems to have the upper hand against Svitolina

Unlike Svitolina who seems to struggle on a slow surface, Garcia can easily adapt her game to it. Moreover, she won their last meeting not long ago in Beijing. Garcia seemed to fell the game against Halep, but some unforced errors shifted the momentum.

On the other side, Svitolina has nothing to brag about after her mediocre tennis display from the previous round.

Before entering the heat of the match, one thing is for sure; both need this win. Let's not forget that Elina Svitolina was a world No. contender at the start of the tournament.

2017 WTA Finals in Singapore had three debutants in its ranks, but none of them seems to know how they handle the opportunity they were given.