Wta Finals in Singapore has the White Group in action for today. Jelena Ostapenko cruised past Karolina Pliskova, but the Latvian was already eliminated while the Czech won the group. Thus, all the headlines follow the second tie of the group having Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams in the spotlight. Basically, it's a replay of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships final. The Spaniard is also in contention for the year's end world No. 1 seat. On the other side, Venus Williams is seeking her first title of the year. It may seem an unnatural fact but the American qualified for the WTA FInals without winning a single title.

She took the most out of the Grand Slam events as she made it into two major finals this year.

Garbine Muguruza needs a confirmation

Aged 24, Garbine Muguruza is already a well-established WTA tennis star also having won two Grand Slam titles in singles. Her tennis output matched a superior consistency in 2017 compared to the previous season. That may be the cause for her receiving the Player of the Year award. A complete run in Singapore would do nothing but to confirm that.

Two-time Grand Slam winner she made her third consecutive appearance in Singapore. Her debut occurred two years ago when she made it out of the Round Robin stage only to lose in the semifinals to the eventual winner Agnieszka Radwanska.

Moreover, if she wins today and Simona Halep will fail tomorrow against Elina Svitolina, Muguruza will surpass the Romanian in live WTA ranking. That would mean Pliskova will stand as the final barrier to prevent her from ending the year at the WTA summit.

Venus Williams looks to cap a solid year

A lot can be said about the 37-year-old American tennis star, but one thing lands as a certain fact, she is in love with tennis for more than two decades, an indestructible special bond.

The most consistent WTA player at the Grand Slams showdowns of 2017, Venus is trying to cash in on her late surge. A deep run here in Singapore would give her the right amount of points to leverage in the pressure of defending the points in Australia where she was a runner-up at the previous edition. That would keep her near the WTA top and who knows, maybe she can push for a world No.

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In head to head stats, is Venus that has the upper hand leading Muguruza by 3-2. The Spaniard won their last two meetings, both occurring earlier this year on clay (Rome) and grass (Wimbledon). On the other side, Venus has triumphed on all three hard court matches.