Johanna Konta has been handed a potential lifeline in her bid to reach the WTA Finals in Singapore next week after Serena Williams withdrew through injury. The British No 1 missed out on automatic qualification.
Konta has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, won her first WTA Tour event this year and is surging up the rankings, and that sees her 10th in the race for the WTA Finals.
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Johanna Konta must defeat Carla Suarez Navarro if she is to maintain realistic hope of competing in the end of season WTA Finals. Konta is 10th but only the top eight will qualify.
British No 1 Johanna Konta boosted her chances of making the WTA Finals later this month by beating one of her rivals Carla Suarez Navarro in the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open.