WTA finals in Cancun; new world no. 1 singles and doubles stars announced
Sep 14, 2023
Cancun, Mexico was recently announced as the host city for the 2023 season-ending WTA Finals. From October 29 – November 5, the prestigious year-end finale will feature the top 8 singles players and doubles teams.
Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, said of the finale for the 2023 Hologic WTA Tour, "I would like to extend my appreciation to the Cancun tournament organizers GS Sports Management, for their commitment in hosting the WTA Finals this year."
Above: While in New York, Sabalenka was presented with the Chris Evert WTA World No. 1 Trophy. Photo by WTA/Jimmie48.
And Gustavo Santoscoy Arriaga and Gustavo Santoscoy Garcia of GS Sports Management, "After the success of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara in 2021, we are now thrilled to bring this prestigious event to Cancun... a magnificent destination."
In other WTA news, Florida-based players will take over the top spots in women's singles and doubles rankings. Miami resident Aryna Sabalenka recently began her reign as the new world No. 1 in singles. Meanwhile, Coco Gauff from Delray Beach and Jessica Pegula based in Boca Raton are the new world No. 1 doubles team.
Above: Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula celebrate winning the Miami Open presented by Itaú earlier this season. Photo by WTA/Jimmie48.
The change in rankings happened earlier this week and marks the first time in over 20 years that both the singles and doubles No.1 ranking has changed hands on the same day, and eighth time overall.
In a fascinating twist, Gauff just beat Sabalenka to win the US Open in New York. So it's conceivable these top spots may change hands again soon.