Defeat Swiss player Belinda Bencic in the first round at the tournament in Linz (Austria) have considerably increased the chances of the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina on getting to the Final of the WTA tournament.
Now Svitolina could drop to 9th place in the WTA Race with only one scenario.
Bertens and Bencic together will bypass Ukrainian, if Bertens will become a champion in Linz, and Bencic next week in Moscow in the final plays of the first racket of the Netherlands.
Bertens his first match in Linz will be held on October 9. Not before 19:30 Kyiv time 8-I racket of the world will play against Misaki DOI. In case of defeat Svitolina ahead of time will become the 7th participant of the Final tournament.
Also there is a variant in which Bertens and Svitolina will get the same number of points – for 3995. This will happen if the Dutch will not take the title in Linz and lost in the final of the Kremlin Cup. In this situation, the advantage on additional indicators (most points earned in Grand slams, Premier Mandatory and Premier 5) will be on the side of the first racket of Ukraine.
Note that next week Elina Svitolina is scheduled to speak at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. There will play and Dayana Yastremsky, which is fighting for getting into the WTA Elite Trophy.