The final day of the Round Robin stage at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy saw Julia Goerges seal the final spot in the semifinals with an impressive win while the other two matches featured retirements from star players.
Having some fond memories of Singapore from last year, the defending champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina began their 2017 WTA Finals campaign in some style, defeating Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yi-fan 6-1, 6-1 in just under an hour of play.
Zhuhai would witness some world-class tennis being played out at the WTA Elite Trophy as the field, most notably consisting of former world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber, was finalized days ago.
Elena Vesnina, despite putting in an inconsistent performance, defeated wildcard Duan Yingying in straight sets as she marched into the second round where she will face either Elise Mertens or Naomi Osaka. This was also Vesnina's first ever appearance in Wuhan.
Elena Vesnina produced an excellent display of aggressive tennis as she edged out former top 20 player Kirsten Flipkens in the second round of the US Open, proceeding to the third round where she will face Madison Keys.
The Russian contingent suffered a huge blow today at the US Open as their second highest-ranked player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova crashed out in the opening game but fortunately, Daria Kasatkina and Elena Vesnina put in some excellent performances to progress to the second round.