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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday October 21, 2021

For the first time in history, a Greek woman has qualified for the WTA Finals.

Maria Sakkari made it official on Thursday, becoming the fifth woman to qualify for this year’s WTA Finals Guadalajara, joining Ash Barty, Aryna Sabalenka, Barbora Krecjikova and Karolina Pliskova.

Three doubles team qualified, Three Spots Left Open

On Monday it was announced that Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Demi Schuurs, Elise Mertens and Hsieh Su-Wei and Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai have secured qualification for the 2021 Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara.

Those three pairs join Czech pairing of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova and the all-Japanese partnership of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara in the doubles field, leaving three qualification places to be claimed.