2015 Zhuhai WTA Elite Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


  WTA Nov 2-8: Zhuhai

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n11 Venus Williams
n12 Carla Suarez Navarro
n13 Karolina Pliskova
n15 Roberta Vinci
n17 Caroline Wozniacki
n18 Sara Errani
n19 Madison Keys
n20 Elina Svitolina
n21 Jelena Jankovic
n23 Andrea Petkovic
n26 Svetlana Kuznetsova
n76 wc Saisai Zheng
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#13 Karolina Pliskova
6'1" 159lb RH 2H-BH

#11 Venus Williams
6' 1" 160lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at Zhuhai, China, in the final of the 2015 WTA Elite, the 2015 champ at Wuhan and Auckland, 35 year old #11 (and former #1) Venus Williams from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, defeated the 2015 Prague champion, 23 year old #13 (career high: #7) Karolina Pliskova from Louny, Czech Republic, 7-5, 7-6(6) (Karolina is shown while defeating Jelena Jankovic on Wednesday, Venus is shown holding the hardware after the match).

    The win will raise Venus to #7 in Monday's WTA singles rankings.

    Venus said: "Seven weeks here in Asia and now I feel like it's my home! I'm so excited to win the first trophy in Zhuhai. All the players felt so welcome here and we appreciated all of the enthusiasm. To see every seat filled for every match, that's all the players and tournament hope for. Also congratulations to Karolina. She deserved to win too. I was really lucky to win at the end." WTA story

    Venus and Karolina had never before met on the field of combat.

    Venus is now 48-30 in WTA singles finals. Her singles match record in 2015 is 41-13. Karolina is now 4-8 in WTA singles finals; she has a 52-25 singles match record this season.

Zhuhai WTA Elite Round Robin Standings:
name in bold = clinched place in semifinals
Group Amatches
n11 Venus Williams2-04-2
n19 Madison Keys1-13-2
n76 Saisai Zheng0-21-4
Group Bmatches
n20 Elina Svitolina2-04-1
n12 C Suarez Navarro1-13-2
n23 Andrea Petkovic0-20-4

Group Cmatches
n13 Ka Pliskova2-04-1
n21 J Jankovic1-13-2
n18 S Errani0-20-4
Group Dmatches
n15 Roberta Vinci1-12-2
n26 S Kuznetsova1-11-2
n17 C Wozniacki0-10-1


s=seed, n=rank, *=upset, LL=lucky loser
ranks are for the current week
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WTA Elite,  Zhuhai, China

tourney time:
       = GMT +8 hours
       = US EDT +12 hours
       = US PDT +15 hours

China News

Zhuhai At Zhuhai, the top 12 players who did not play in singles at the WTA Championships will play.

Zhuhai, Guangdong, China Latitude: 22.23806 Longitude: 113.5372826

2014: On Sunday, October 26, in Sofia, Andrea Petkovic, Flavia Pennetta, Tsvetana Pironkova, Kate Makarova,
Garbi Muguruza, Domi Cibulkova, Carla Suarez Navarro & Alize Cornet attended the draw ceremony...
Zhuhai WTA Elite round robin, Tue 3pm
n11 Venus Williams USA d n19 Madison Keys USA 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-1
*n21 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n18 Sara Errani ITA 6-4, 7-5
n20 Elina Svitolina UKR d n23 Andrea Petkovic GER 7-6(4), 6-3

A Medina Garrigues & A Parra Santonja d Shilin Xu & Xiaodi You 1-6, 6-3, (10-3)

Zhuhai WTA Elite round robin, Wed 3pm
n12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n23 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-0, 6-0
n13 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n21 Jelena Jankovic SRB 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Karolina fielding a drop shot

n15 Roberta Vinci ITA v n26 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-4, 6-4

Lyudmyla Kichenok & Nadiia Kichenok d Klaudia Jans-Ignacik & Andreja Klepac 7-6(3), 6-1

Zhuhai WTA Elite round robin, Thu 3pm
n11 Venus Williams USA d n76 wc Saisai Zheng CHN 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

Venus after match point

n13 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n18 Sara Errani ITA 6-0, 6-3
*n26 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n17 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 7-5, 2-2 retired—left wrist injury

Shilin Xu & Xiaodi You d Gabriela Dabrowski & Alicija Rosolska 6(2)-7, 6-4, (10-5)

Zhuhai WTA Elite round robin, Fri 3pm
*n20 Elina Svitolina UKR d n12 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 6(4)-7, 6-1, 6-3
*n28 Anna K Schmiedlova SVK d n15 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-1, 6-0
n19 Madison Keys USA d n76 wc Saisai Zheng CHN 6-3, 6-2

Chen Liang & Yafan Wang d Lyudmyla Kichenok & Nadiia Kichenok 6(3)-7, 6-4, (10-6)

alternates prizes: $7,500
RR no wins prizes: $35,000 US; points: 75 - RR 1 win 2 losses prizes: $50,000 US; points: 110
RR 2 wins 1 loss prizes: $75,000 US; points: 155 - RR 3 wins prizes: $90,000 US; points: 180

Zhuhai, SFs, Sat 430pm & 7pm
n11 Venus Williams USA d n15 Roberta Vinci ITA 6-2, 6-2
n13 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n20 Elina Svitolina UKR 6-3, 6-1

Venus after match point

    Venus said: "Today wasn't an easy match. Every game was really well-contested and [Roberta] never gave me any points. She's had a great year; I felt like I really earned the win today." WTA story

Karolina after match point

    Karolina said: "It just looks like it's easy. It's not really easy. She also played pretty well and defended well. But I had already two players in my group who played like that, so I was used to that. Before this match I played her in Wuhan and I knew what to expect." WTA story

A Medina Garrigues & A Parra Santonja d G Dabrowski & A Rosolska 6-3, 6-2
Chen Liang & Yafan Wang d Klaudia Jans-Ignacik & Andreja Klepac 7-6(3), 6-3
Zhuhai, Final, Sun 4pm
loser's prize: RR prize + $65,000 US; points: RR points + 75
winner's prize: RR prize + $190,000 US; points: RR points + 195
n11 Venus Williams USA d n13 Karolina Pliskova CZE 7-5, 7-6(6)

*Chen Liang & Yafan Wang d Anabel Medina Garrigues & Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-4, 6-3

  New Season Ending Tourney for 2015-2019

    (October 8, 2014) "The WTA Elite Trophy, a brand new singles and doubles event offering $2.15 million in prize money, will be staged in Zhuhai in southern China for the next five years from 2015 to 2019.

    "The 12-player singles field in Zhuhai will consist of players ranked No.9 through No.20 in the world, along with one wildcard, in a four-group round robin format. The winners of each respective group will advance to the single elimination semifinal stage of the event. Meanwhile, six doubles teams will compete in a two-group round robin format, with the winner of each group advancing to the final...

    "The event in Zhuhai will replace the Tournament Of Champions on the 2015 WTA calendar." WTA story

    Zhuhai is located just north of Macau, across from Shenzhen on the Pearl River Delta, south of Guangzhou.

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