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The Event

What is the WTA Finals?

Don't know what the hype is all about? Here are a few quick facts to help you out.


Background

The BNP Paribas WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Finals Singapore presented by SC Global is the crown jewel event of the WTA. Singapore won the bid to host the event for five years, and 2017 will be the fourth edition of the WTA Finals. It will be held from 22-29 October 2017 at the state-of-the-art S$1.3 billion Singapore Sports Hub.


Players

The WTA Finals features the Top 8 female Singles players and Top 8 female Doubles teams in the world.


Prize

The Top 8 Singles players and Top 8 Doubles teams come to Singapore to compete for a record US$7 million in prize money and the prestigious Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova trophies.

Both trophies are named after notable tennis players who have made their mark in the history of women's tennis.


The Road To Singapore

The Road to Singapore (RTS) represents the players' journey throughout the tennis season. A series of videos are developed to mark notable moments, as players inch a step closer for a place in the WTA Finals in Singapore.

The RTS leaderboard is based on the ranking points earned during the 2017 season, over 55 WTA tournaments, 4 Grand Slams, in 33 countries. In Singles, players will be able to count their 16 best results, while in Doubles, the team can count their 11 best results.


Competition format

Singles

The Top 8 Singles players will participate in a round-robin format where players will be drawn into two groups of four.

The winner of Group A will play the runner-up in Group B, and the runner-up in Group A will play the winner of Group B in the semi-finals, and the winners will compete in the final.

Doubles

The Top 8 Doubles teams will participate in a single elimination draw.


Type of court

The tournament is played on Centre Court, an indoor hard court located in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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