Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands booked their ticket to the WTA Finals in Singapore after clinching the women’s doubles title at Wuhan Open in China.
The Czech-American combination, seeded fifth, put up a dominating show to topple their third-seeded opponents Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova 6-1 6-4 in the title-clash.
“It’s the year-end championships, the best of the best. Only the best teams get to go, so I think it’s an honor to make it there in the end,” Mattek-Sands was quoted by WTA Tennis.
Safarova and Mattek Sands have now been undefeated in their last 11 matches, with the streak commencing from their US Open triumph last month.
They have become the fourth pair to make the cut to the year-ending Championships, which entails only the best eight pairs of the season.
The other three to have qualified are Kristina Mladenovic/Caroline Garcia, Sania Mirza/Martina Hingis, and Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina.
The tournament is scheduled to be held from October 23-30.