The Czech tennis player Karolina Muchova has withdrawn from the GNP Seguros WTA Finals in Cancun due to a right wrist injury. The World No. 8 player who qualified as an eight in the season-ending tournament will be replaced by her first-alternate, Maria Sakkari from Greece. Also read: Carlos Alcaraz pulls out of Swiss Indoors
This WTA Finals will be Sakkari’s third consecutive final appearance. Her best season was in 2022, when she reached the semi-final and lost to Caroline Garcia of France. This year’s final will feature players like Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Elena Rybakina, Jessica Pegula, Marketa Vondrousova, and Ons Jabeur.
Before withdrawing due to injury, Karolina Muchova was a favorite to win this year’s WTA Finals due to her dominating performance throughout the year. She earned around $2,804,438 as prize money from various tours and tournaments in 2023.
Maria Sakkari will have a golden oppurtunity to prove herself among all the 7 favorites. She won the Guadalajara Open in 2023 after defeating Caroline Dolehide of the United States in straight two sets. In 2023, she earned around $2,407,413 as prize money from various tours and tournaments.
The GNP Seguros WTA Finals in Cancun will feature all top 8 singles tennis player from the official WTA singles rankings and will be in a round-robin format with the singles champion winning the WTA Finals Billie Jean King Trophy.
We hope that Karolina Muchova recovers soon from her injury and can show her dominating performances to the world. Her aggressive and attacking mindset showcases her confidence in her skills and abilities. Maria Sakkari can hopefully show the world that she can also play with an attacking intent and deserves a chance to be playing with the top 7 female tennis players in the world. Related: Breaking: Ben Shelton Wins his First ATP Tour title at Japan Open