GUADALAJARA (Mexico): Coco Gauff qualified for the WTA Finals for the first time on Wednesday, alongside the French player Caroline Garciawho will be making his second appearance in the event.
Gauff, 18, and Garcia join world number one Iga Swiatek, Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula in the singles draw for the final in Fort Worth, Texas from October 31 to November 7.
Gauff will also play doubles with partner Pegula, making them the first Americans to make the WTA Finals in both singles and doubles since Serena and Venus Williams in 2009.

At 18 years and 239 days after the event, Gauff will be the youngest to participate since Maria Sharapova reached the semi-finals in 2005, at 18 years and 208 days.
Gauff, who entered the last 16 of the Guadalajara Open with a straight-set victory over Elisabetta Cocciaretto on Wednesday, has had a standout 2022, winning three titles and reaching the US Open semifinals.
Garcia, 29, returns to the final for the first time since 2017 when she reached the semi-finals.
The number one seed in Guadalajara, Paula Badosa of Spain, retired in the second round on Wednesday after losing the opening set to two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka.



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