Andrea Hlavackova And Lucie Hradecka Replace Ekaterina Makarova And Elena Vesnina At WTA Finals

Andrea Hlavackova And Lucie Hradecka Replace Ekaterina Makarova And Elena Vesnina At WTA Finals

The all-Czech duo are headed to Singapore as Ekaterina Makarova's leg injury has prevented her and Vesnina from competing in the WTA Finals.

Noel John Alberto

Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka have qualified for the WTA Finals due to a withdrawal from the team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. The team withdrew due to Makarova’s ongoing leg injury. The all-Russian team were the fourth qualifiers for the event.

Hlavackova And Hradecka’s Season Review

The duo started their season with a semifinal showing in Auckland. Next, they would go on to win two matches at the Australian Open before losing in the round of 16. The team made their first final in Acapulco. They lost to the second-seeded duo of Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor and Lara Arruabarrena in a third set super tiebreaker. They continued their road in Mexico making the semifinals Monterrey losing to Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova.

In Miami, they made it all the way to the semifinals where they were defeated by the team they would end up replacing in the WTA Finals, Makarova and Vesnina. Their next notable result was at the French Open. The team knocked off the pair of Su-Wei Hsieh and Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champions, Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the final.

As they moved onto the grass, the team’s play continued to pick up. The pair made their second final of the year in Birmingham. They lost to the pair of Carla Suarez Navarro and Garbine Muguruza, who will also be headed to Singapore as another team has withdrawn. After a brief time on the US Open Series together, Hlavackova and Hradecka once again teamed up at the US Open, getting knocked out in the round of 16.

The duo would pair up twice more on the Asian swing before they ended their season. They made the semifinals in Wuhan before the all-Romanian pair of Monica Niculescu and Irina-Camelia Begu knocked them out, and made the quarterfinals in Beijing where Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua knocked them out.