It is 96 days away from the 2017 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. At that time players ranked from 9th to 19th on the final table of the WTA ranking, and one wildcard will come to Zhuhai for the tournament. Venus Williams, seven-time Grand Slam champion, took the 2015 Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai crown, while Petra Kvitova, twice Wimbledon champion, took the singles champion of 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.
Last week’ Wimbledon has seen Garbine Muguruza advance to the quarterfinals after beating world No. 1 Angelique Kerber, and then she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova and dark horse Magdalena Rybarikova. In the final, she defeated Venus Williams to clinch the 2017 Wimbledon women's singles championship, the second Grand Slam title of her career. Other players had their ups and downs. Therefore, the rankings have changed slightly, and now (up to July 19) let’s see who shine in Zhuhai leader board.
It can be seen that the following players are on the list: twice Grand Slam champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and Angelique Kerber, Indian Wells Masters champion Elena Sergeevna Vesnina, St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy champion Kristina Mladenovic, Coco Vandeweghe and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni who both progressed to the semifinal of the Australian Open at the beginning of the year, Magdalena Rybarikova who reached the semifinal of the Wimbledon and so on. The field made up of tennis stars, up-and-coming players and comeback veterans are sure to make 2017 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai a wonderful event.
We can see that China’s famous player Peng Shuai is in the substitute list. As long as she does well in the following Asian tour and European tour, she will have the chance to enter 2017 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai through rankings.
There are still many great tournaments in the following 3 months, from Rogers Cup to Cincinnati, from US Open to Wuhan Open and to China Open. Let’s wait and see who can make a splash and make their way to the 2017 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.