Johanna Konta has not been able to make up ground in the WTA finals race, but she is aware that reaching the finals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow will provide her with the opportunity to move ahead of Caroline Garcia. The top eight players will be reaching the WTA finals that will take place in Singapore. Konta is just outside the qualification places at the moment, but she will be able to move past Garcia with a final appearance in the Kremlin Cup. As a result, she would reach the ability of finals as the last player.
Since reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 Wimbledon, Konta has been going through a difficult period after managing two wins and suffering six defeats. During the same period, Garcia has been able to make up a lot of ground and has been able to open up a 185 point advantage over Konta in the latest standings. Konta had a great opportunity to close the gap, but she had to pull out of the Tianjin due to an injury. Since then, she has faced more disappointment after being turned down the opportunity to join the Moscow event as a wildcard entry.
As Konta is seeking to reach the Singapore event, she will be facing the horrors of last season once again. After being close to qualification for much of the season, Konta was dispossessed by Svetlana Kuznetsova after her victory at the Kremlin Cup. As a result, the wait for seeing a British woman at the WTA finals since 1980 continued. Virginia Wade is the last British woman to reach the WTA season finale back in 1980. However, it is difficult to rule out this record being broken as long as Konta remains in contention. The race for the WTA finals is all set to go down to the wire.