Sloane Stephens vs. Elina Svitolina, Singapore Final Prediction

?? WTA FINALS, Singapore – Final Prediction
?? (5) Sloane Stephens vs. ?? (6) Elina Svitolina

An unexpected match-up awaits in the Singapore final as the 5th seeded Sloane Stephens takes on the 6th seeded Elina Svitolina. Interestingly it could be argued that Stephens and Svitolina were the two most out of form players heading into this year’s season ending championships. The slow hard courts in Singapore have proven to suit both players very well given the outstanding defensive ability of both, critically both have also shown a willingness to be aggressive in important moments. Both seemingly have found the perfect mix between attack and defense which should make for a very, very close final.

Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine in action during her semifinal at the 2018 WTA Finals tennis tournament

This is a very tough match to predict because in reality it can easily go either way and it is difficult to find a point of difference. I’m going to side with Svitolina because I think she has been slightly more impressive this week. Svitolina has won several very, very tight sets this week and has generally overcome greater challenges than Stephens which could give her the slight edge here. Svitolina has also been slightly more consistent and I think her serve is looking stronger than Sloane’s whilst everything else is pretty much even.

Prediction: Elina Svitolina to defeat Sloane Stephens in 3 sets