Garbine Muguruza will face Venus Williams in the opening round of the WTA Finals, in Singapore.
The draw for the tour finals was made at the Marina Bay Sands, in Singapore, on Friday, as the top eight women players in the world go head-to-head.
The tournament begins on Sunday, with the eight players divided into two groups – world number one Simona Halep leading the ‘Red’ group, while Muguruza will top the ‘White’ one.
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Muguruza will face a Wimbledon rematch against Venus Williams in her first outing, with world number three Karolina Pliskova and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko also in that half of the draw.
Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Garcia line up alongside Halep in the other section. The Romanian will take on Tour Finals debutant Garcia in her first match on Monday.
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Serena Williams – absent after giving birth to a baby girl in September – and last season’s winner Domonika Cibulkova are the most prominent names missing from this year’s competition, while Wimbledon semi-finalist Johanna Konta is also sidelined through injury.