2015 Singapore WTA Finals Women's Singles Tennis Results (Sports - WTA Tennis)    


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WTA Finals qualifying standings
n2 Simona Halep 5790
n3 Maria Sharapova 4322
n4 Garbine Muguruza 4511
n5 Petra Kvitova 3491
n6 Agnieszka Radwanska 3425
n7 Angelique Kerber 3400
n8 Flavia Pennetta 3153
n9 Lucie Safarova 3221

n13 Venus Williams 3091
n14 Carla Suarez Navarro 3030
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#5 Petra Kvitova
6'0" 154lb LH 2H-BH

#6 Agnieszka Radwanska
5'7" 139lb RH 2H-BH

    On Sunday at Singapore, in the final of the WTA Finals, the 2015 champion at Tianjin and at the Tokyo Pan Pacific Open, 26 year old 5th seeded #6 (career high: #2) Agnieszka Radwanska from Krakow, Poland, defeated the 2015 champion at New Haven & Sydney (and 2014 Wimbledon champ), 25 year old 4th seeded #5 (career high: #2) Petra Kvitova from Fulnek, Czech Republic, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 (Petra is shown during the match; Agnieszka is shown holding the hardware afterward).

    Agnieszka's prize is $2,094,000; Petra's prize is $934,000.

    Agnieszka struck 15 winners with only 5 unforced errors in the 27 games played; Petra hit 41 winners, but with 53 unforced errors.

    Aga said: "A few weeks ago I didn't even know I'd have a chance to be here, and there you go. It's just an incredible day for me. It means everything. It couldn't be any better. I think that was the biggest day in my life." WTA story

    Petra still leads Aga 6-3 in career matches. Their previous meeting was earlier this year on a Deco-Turf hardcourt in the quarterfinals at New Haven, when Petra defeated Agnieszka 7-5, 6-4.

    Agnieszka is now 17-7 in WTA singles finals; she has a 51-25 singles match record this season. Petra is now 17-6 in WTA singles finals. Her singles match record in 2015 is 37-16.

2015 WTA Finals
Singles Round Robin Standings:

name in bold = clinched place in semifinals
Red Groupmatches
#3 Maria Sharapova3-06-1
#6 Agnieszka Radwanska1-23-4
#2 Simona Halep1-22-4
#8 Flavia Pennetta1-22-4

White Groupmatches
#4 Garbine Muguruza3-06-1
#5 Petra Kvitova1-23-4
#7 Angelique Kerber1-22-4
#9 Lucie Safarova1-22-4
        1st Alternate: #13 Venus Williams
        2nd Alternate: #14 Carla Suarez Navarro

  The WTA Finals System:

    Eight top players are selected for singles play in the WTA Finals, based on all the ranking points they have earned during the current WTA Tour season (this differs slightly from the WTA Rankings, which only include a maximum of 17 tourneys in the point totals).

    2 groups, White and Red (the colors used for names have changed four times in recent years), play in a round-robin format (12 matches), with two winners from each group becoming semifinalists who play off on Saturday. In the semis, the player who finishes first in each group will play the second place finisher from the other group.
    If players win the same number of matches, the winner of their head-to-head match in the round robin is placed higher in the standings. 3-way ties will be resolved first by the percentage of sets won, then by the percentage of games won.

    Players who qualify for the WTA Finals (in singles) all will receive at least $140,000; the champion receives $1,621,000, plus another $283,000 to $569,000, depending upon how many matches they won in the round robin.
    8 doubles teams (raised from 4 teams prior to 2014) also play.

The Wimbledon Centre Court scoreboard at match point during the 1977 ladies singles semifinal as Virginia Wade defeated Chris Evert, and advanced to defeat Betty Stove in the final, becoming the last British woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon-- a portion of a photo from Virginia's book Courting Triumph, click for book excerpts
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WTA Finals,  Singapore

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Singapore News

    WTA Finals: Eight players qualify for the WTA Championships: those who have amassed the most ranking points in the calendar year 2008. They play a 12-match round robin in 2 groups, and the top two players in each group advance to the semifinals.

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2015: On Friday, October 23, in Singapore, the field of eight were all present for theWTA Finals draw ceremony:
Flavia Pennetta, Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, and Lucie Safarova...
Singapore WTA Finals round robin, Sun 3pm & 730pm
n2 Simona Halep ROU d n8 Flavia Pennetta ITA 6-0, 6-3

Flavia and Simona driving forehands

    Simona said: "I started the match really well. I played my best in the first set, fast, smart and aggressive. I was really enjoying the match today. I was really happy to be back here. It became a tough match, though. Every match here is like the final of a Grand Slam - I played the semifinals with Flavia in the US Open. I knew she'd play better and the second set was much tougher." WTA story

    Flavia said: "She was playing really well today - everything was working in the good way. Maybe I didn't have too much energy. I didn't push a lot like I always do, I was waiting too much. But in the second set was much better. I was trying to find something more, trying to be more aggressive. Of course I would love to have played a little bit better, but I still have my chance. I'm really enjoying playing this event. I still have two matches I have to play, so we will see what happens."

n3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n6 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Aga and Maria driving forehand and backhand

    Maria said: "This is my first completed match since July, so it's a pretty big deal for me. Coming into this event I did everything I could to be healthy. I just didn't quite know how my results would go. Even though I didn't play my best tennis today I still got through, and that's what matters, especially against such a tough competitor like Radwanska. We always have such close matches here. To fight hard and be able to win the match in the end means so much to me." WTA story

    Aga said: "I definitely didn't use my chances. I started slowly in the second set and I guess I was too late to come back. Obviously in that third set I could have come back to 5-all, at least. In those kinds of matches, when you're not using your chances, it's not really ending your way."

L Safarova & B Mattek-Sands d G Muguruza & C Suarez Navarro 6-3, 7-6(1)
A Hlavackova & L Hradecka d T Babos & K Mladenovic 6-2, 6-1

Singapore WTA Finals round robin, Mon 6pm & 730pm
n4 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n9 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-3, 7-6(4)

Garbi and Lucie driving forehands

    Garbi had lost to Lucie in this year's French Open quarterfinals. Garbine said: "In Roland Garros she played an amazing match—I played a good match also—but this time, I don't know, I just wanted to win so much. I was fighting and concentrating very much." WTA story

*n7 Angelique Kerber GER d n5 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-2, 7-6(3)

Petra and Angie driving backhand and forehand

    Angelique said: "I was trying to move well. I was actually a break down in the first few games [of the 2nd set] and I was just trying to be aggressive. In the end it was very close so I just decided to go for it and I'm very happy that I got the win." WTA story

Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan d C Garcia & K Srebotnik 6-4, 7-6(5)
Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears 6-4, 6-2

Singapore WTA Finals round robin, Tue 3pm & 730pm
*n8 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n6 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 7-6(5), 6-4

Aga and Flavia driving forehand and backhand

    Flavia said: "I tried to be really focused, tried to hit the ball hard, be aggressive and not give [Agnieszka] too much time to do her job. I mean, she plays unbelievable, she can let you run for hours all over the court, so you need to be really aggressive with her. My serve helped me a lot today and helped me play the way I did today. Of course the key was to be really near to the baseline, not to give up much of the court and take advantage. It's my first time in the Finals as a singles player. It's really nice to play here, the court is nice and the crowd is amazing." WTA story

*n3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n2 Simona Halep ROU 6-4, 6-4

Simona about to swat a forehand, and Maria driving one

    Maria led 5-1 in the 2nd set, but Simona broke back twice to close the gap to 5-4. Then Maria broke Simona to take the match.

    Maria said: "It definitely got really tough. I guess those are the moments you have to get through when you haven't played in a long time, and against the #2 player in the world these matches don't come easy. It definitely showed until the end." WTA story

Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan d L Safarova & B Mattek-Sands 6-2, 6-2
Garbine Muguruza & C Suarez Navarro d Caroline Garcia & K Srebotnik 7-5, 6-2

Singapore WTA Finals round robin, Wed 3pm & 730pm
n5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n9 Lucie Safarova CZE 7-5, 7-5

Petra and Lucie driving backhand and forehand

    Petra said: "I'm really glad that I was able to play and win the kind of match after my loss in the first match here... For sure it was a difficult match. I know that Lucie wasn't really healthy weeks ago and I'm just happy that she's here as well. It's great to have two Czechs in the WTA Finals." WTA story

n4 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n7 Angelique Kerber GER 6-4, 6-4

Angie driving a backhand, and Garbi demonstrating her "hovershoe" technique whilst fielding a forehand

    Garbi said: "Every time I step on the court against Angelique I know it's going to be difficult, so I just have to give my best if I'm going to get the victory." WTA story

T Babos & K Mladenovic d Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears 7-6(5), 6-2
Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d A Hlavackova & L Hradecka 6-3, 6-4

Singapore WTA Finals round robin, Thu 3pm & 730pm
*n6 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n2 Simona Halep ROU 7-6(5), 6-1

Simona and Aga driving forehands

    Aga said: "That tie-break was something else, and I just managed to make some great points at important moments." WTA story

    Agnieszka's win, combined with Flavia Pennetta's loss, gave Aga the 2nd place finish in the Red Group. She will play the first place finisher from the White Group in the semifinals on Saturday.

n3 Maria Sharapova RUS d n8 Flavia Pennetta ITA 7-5, 6-1

Flavia and Maria driving forehand and backhand

    The win gave Maria a first place finish in the Red Group of the round robin, and put her in the semifinals against the second place finisher in the White Group. The loss ended Flavia's career; she had announced after her US Open title victory that she would retire at the end of this season.

    Maria said: "I've lost the last couple of times against Flavia. I know what a tough competitor and opponent she is... It's really sad to see such a great champion go. She's had an incredible career, and I was so happy she got the Grand Slam [title] at the US Open. I was smiling for her." WTA story

G Muguruza & C Suarez Navarro d Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan 7-5, 6-4
C Garcia & K Srebotnik d L Safarova & B Mattek-Sands 6-2, 3-0 retired—BMS knee injury

Singapore WTA Finals round robin, Fri 2pm
n4 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n5 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Garbi and Petra driving forehand and backhand

    The win clinched first place in the White Group of the round robin for Garbine. Garbi said: "It was a crazy match, right? Petra is an amazing player, and I think today she was playing great. She makes me concentrate and give my best." WTA story

*n9 Lucie Safarova CZE d n7 Angelique Kerber GER 6-4, 6-3

Angie and Lucie driving backhand and forehand

    Lucie's win gave fellow Czech Petra Kvitova the 2nd place finish in the White Group. Lucie said: "Teamwork! I'm glad I could help Petra get to the semifinals... I am happy because it's never easy to get past two early losses. I played well, served well and am pleased to finish in this way." WTA story

Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d T Babos & K Mladenovic 6-4, 7-5
*Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears d A Hlavackova & L Hradecka 6-3, 3-6, (11-9)

alternates prizes: $62,000
RR no wins prizes: $130,000 US; points: 210 - RR 1 win prizes: $283,000 US; points: 370
RR 2 wins prizes: $436,000 US; points: 530 - RR 3 wins prizes: $610,000 US; points: 690

Singapore WTA Finals, SFs, Sat 3pm & 630pm
loser's prize: RR prize + $37,000 US
*n5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n3 Maria Sharapova RUS 6-3, 7-6(3)

Maria following a forehand, and Petra about to swat one

    Petra said: "I had two losses in my group, and I couldn't really believe I would play the semifinals. And I knew Maria would be strong today. She played so well in the round robin group, so I expected a really tough match. But I knew I had the game to beat her, and that I really had to keep trying today." WTA story

*n6 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n4 Garbine Muguruza ESP 6(5)-7, 6-3, 7-5

Garbi and Aga driving forehands

    Aga said: "I didn't know if I could come back after that first set, but I think it was a great match from the beginning until the end, so many rallies and a lot of running. I'm just so glad I could win this match in the end... After two losses [in the round robin] I thought it was kind of over for me here. Then I was just cheering for Maria, and she did a good job helping me get to the semifinal. I hope I can keep going now." WTA story

Singapore WTA Finals, Final, Sun 630pm
loser's prize: RR prize + $545,000 US; points: RR points + 360
winner's prize: RR prize + $1,621,000 US; points: RR points + 810
*n6 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n5 Petra Kvitova CZE 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Agnieszka driving a forehand, Petra fielding a backhand, and Aga after match point

2015 WTA Finals Doubles Round Robin Standings:
name in bold = clinched place in semifinals
Red Groupmatches
Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza3-06-0
Andrea Hlavackova & Lucie Hradecka1-23-4
Timea Babos & Kristina Mladenovic1-22-4
Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears0-20-4
White Groupmatches
Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan2-14-2
Garbine Muguruza & Carla Suarez Navarro2-14-2
Lucie Safarova & Bethanie Mattek-Sands1-22-4
Caroline Garcia & Katarina Srebotnik1-22-4

Singapore WTA Finals, Doubles SFs, Sat
loser's prize: $125,000
Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d Hao-Ching Chan & Yung-Jan Chan 6-4, 6-2
G Muguruza & C Suarez Navarro d A Hlavackova & L Hradecka 7-6(6), 6-0

Singapore WTA Finals, Doubles Final, Sun
loser's prize: $250,000
winner's prize: $500,000
Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza d G Muguruza & C Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-0

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza

Singapore WTA Finals, withdrawals
n10 Timea Bacsinszky torn left knee ligament
Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina Makarova injury
Casey Dellacqua & Yaroslava Shvedova Dellacqua concussion

    2014 WTA Championships changes: "...It will expand into a 10-day sports entertainment event of competiton, exhibitions and activities for fans around the world. There will be seven days of competition this year as opposed to six [eight days beginning in 2015], the doubles will be expanded to eight teams, and there will be a WTA Rising Stars Exhibition and WTA Legends Exhibition during the opening Fan Festival weekend." WTA story

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