The other WTA Player of the Month finalists for September 2018 included Japan's Naomi Osaka (World No. 6) and Karolina Pliskova (World No. 7) from Czechia. 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka raised the 2018 Wuhan Open trophy and rose to a career-high ranking of World No. 16 as a result of the win.
Aleksei Fedorov and Vladislav Kovalev won their encounters. Sergei Zhigalko and Kirill Stupak ended their matches in a draw. Belarus secured an overall 3-1 win. The Belarusian team will next face Chile.