Following her time in Singapore as an alternate, having been pipped to the final berth in the WTA Finals, Konta will head up the field at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai.
At the start of the competition, Konta spoke to members of the press at a round-table and confirmed that she had recovered from an abdominal injury she got in Hong Kong, and despite losing the final berth was prepared to treat this week as a solid training week, as well as being ready to play if required as an alternate. She still had a couple of days to decide if she would go on to Zhuhai, where she will be the highest seed.
Taking place straight after the WTA Finals, the Elite Trophy is a 12-player field that consists of players ranked between No. 9 and No. 20, together with one wildcard. The qualifiers compete in a four-group Round Robin format with the winners of each group advancing to the semi-finals. The six doubles teams are in two groups with the winner of each advancing to the final.
Konta, fellow WTA Finals alternate Carla Suárez Navarro and Petra Kvitova head up the list of players, with the full field and their best results as follows: (Source: WTATennis.com)
Rank (23 Oct)
2016 Best Results
SF: Australian Open, Eastbourne
QF: Monterrey, Miami, Montreal, Rio Olympics, Wuhan
Carla Suárez Navarro
SF: Linz, Birmingham, Brisbane
QF: Cincinnati, Stuttgart, Australian Open
SF: New Haven, Rio Olympics, Stuttgart
QF: Beijing, Indian Wells
WON: Kuala Lumpur
F: New Haven
SF: Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai
QF: Rio Olympics
WON: St. Petersburg
QF: US Open, New Haven, Stuttgart, Doha, Brisbane
SF: Gstaad, Miami
QF: Roland Garros, Rome
QF: New Haven, Eastbourne, Strasbourg, Doha
SF: Roland Garros, Madrid
QF: Washington DC, Strasbourg, Sydney
F: Birmingham, Dubai
QF: Wuhan, Rome, Prague
SF: Luzembourg, Roland Garros, Rabat
WON: Mallorca, Strabourg
SF: Monterrey, Dubai
SF: Seoul, Tokyo International
QF: Beijing, Australian Open
The WTA Elite Trophy 2016 takes place between 1-6 November.
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