The WTA Finals in Singapore 2015 began yesterday all the results are listed below in the Order of Play (order of occurrence).
For all the details about who plays whom and how the draw works visit-> WTA Finals 2015 in Singapore Singles Draw. For the full tournament schedule of matches being played each day visit-> WTA Finals 2015 in Singapore Schedule of Play.
Pictured is Maria Sharapova who completed her first match since the Wimbledon semi finals in early July with a tough battle against Agnieszka Radwanska. Sharapova and Petra Kvitova are the only former WTA Finals champions and Garbiñe Muguruza is the only other player this year of equivalent height. Don’t miss seeing Mugurza live, buy your tickets now-> WTA Finals 2015 tickets.
 Bethanie Mattek Sands/Lucie Safarova
 Carla Suárez Navarro/Garbiñe Muguruza 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
WTA Rising Stars Final: Naomi Osaka defeated Caroline Garcia 3-5, 5-4, 4-1 (saved 4 match points)
Simona Halep  defeated  Flavia Pennetta 6-0, 6-3
Maria Sharapova  defeated  Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka  defeated  Kristina Mladenovic/Timea Babos 6-2, 6-1
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Order of Play for Monday 26 October at the WTA Finals 2015
The OOP for the second day of the WTA Finals in Singapore have both singles Round Robin matches being played by the White group and one match each being played from the groups for doubles. To see which players are competing, who plays whom, which players are in each Round Robin group and the seeding visit-> WTA Finals 2015 in Singapore Singles Draw.
To see the schedule of which matches will be played each day for the entire week visit-> WTA Finals 2015 in Singapore Schedule of Play. For further details about the OOP every day of the tournament including finding out about when your favourite player/s will play visit-> WTA Finals 2015 in Singapore Order of Play. Here are the details you need to buy tickets-> WTA Finals 2015 tickets.
The 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore Order of Play for Day 2 of this 8-day tournament is:
At 4pm: White – Hao-Ching Chan/Yung-Jan Chan  v  Caroline Garcia/Katarina Srebotnik
Not before 6pm: White – Garbiñe Muguruza  v  Lucie Safarova
Not before 7:30pm: White – Petra Kvitova  v  Angelique Kerber
followed by: Red – Martina Hingis/Sania Mirza  v  Racquel Kop-Jones/Abigail Spears
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Flavia Pennetta qualified for the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore the WTA officially announced on 21 October joining Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Angelique Kerber. Make sure you buy your WTA Finals in Singapore tennis tickets to see Pennetta who won the last singles event she played in Singapore seeing these slick, fast hard courts suit her game perfectly.
The 1.73m Pennetta will be making her singles debut at the WTA Finals in her final tournament before retiring. The No.1 player from Italy won the doubles title at the 2010 WTA Finals with Gisela Dulko and qualified again with Dulko in 2011.
Upon qualifying Pennetta said, “Qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore is a dream come true and the perfect way to end to an amazing season for me. It will also be a wonderful way for me to say to say goodbye to tennis – it’s a spectacular stage to bow out on. Having won the WTA Finals before in doubles, I can’t wait to make my debut in singles.”
The 33-year-old Pennetta has has posted a 26 wins to 16 losses record in 2015. The right-hander defeated former US Open champion Samantha Stosur for her sixth quarterfinal at the US Open where she had the biggest victories of the year. Pennetta defeated Petra Kvitova then Simona Halep in the semifinals before out playing compatriot Roberta Vinci (who defeated Serena Wiliams) to the second Grand Slam champion from Italy.
Angelique Kerber qualified for the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore the WTA officially announced on 21 October joining Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska.
The 1.73m Kerber will be playing in her third WTA Finals after playing in 2012 and 2013. The No.1 player from Germany has made the semifinals of the US Open and Wimbledon plus the quarterfinals at so far in her career and has a great opportunity in Singapore to surpass a career-high ranking of No.5.
Upon qualifying Kerber said, “I’m very happy to have qualified for the WTA Finals again. After being an alternate last year, I am excited to get back on the court and compete against the top players in the world. I had a great season and really pushed myself to qualify for Singapore.”
The 27-year-old Kerber has has posted a 48 wins to 19 losses record in 2015 to date and has won four titles this year compared to three WTA titles before 2015. All four wins this year were Premier level titles – Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham and Stanford. The blonde left-hander was the runner-up at the Hong Kong Open and made three semi finals – Sydney International, Nurnberg Open and the Wuhan Open.
Kerber said, “Winning the Billie Jean King trophy would be a dream come true for me.” Make sure you buy your WTA Finals in Singapore tennis tickets to see throw everything she has to claim her biggest title yet to end 2015 on top of the world.
Agnieszka Radwanska qualified for the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore the WTA officially announced on 18 October joining Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Garbiñe Muguruza and Petra Kvitova.
Make sure you buy your WTA Finals in Singapore tennis tickets to see arguably the in-form player leading into Singapore look to, in her words, “win the best thing I can win” – the Billie Jean King trophy.
The 1.73m Radwanska will be playing in her seventh WTA Finals after playing and winning one match in each of the 2008 and 2009 editions as an alternate in 2008. The No.1 player from Poland qualified in the Top 8 for five straight years (2011 to 2015). The 26-year-old has twice won through to the semifinal stage, in 2012 and last year before Halep ended her run.
Upon qualifying Radwanska said, “I’m excited to play at the WTA Finals in Singapore this year. I have good memories from playing in Singapore. The fans there are amazing, so I can’t wait to get out there and compete against the best players in the world.”
Radwanska has has posted a 43 wins to 23 losses record in 2015 to date. Aga has won two titles late in the race to Singapore, the Japan Open and the Tianjin Open. The elder Radwanska sister was runner-up at the Eastbourne International in June, made four semifinals – at Wimbledon (for a third time in the past four years), Katowice in Poland, Nottigham and in Beijing this month.
The WTA Finals in Singapore 2015 singles and doubles events begin tomorrow with first day of six days of Round Robin matches before the semi finals on day 7 (Saturday 31 October) then finals day (on Sunday 1 November).
The WTA Finals 2015 schedule of play is determined well before the tournament begins and list exactly which matches will be played each day for example 1 doubles match then 2 singles matches followed by 1 doubles match.
The Order of Play or “OOP” is released in the afternoon prior to the day the next round of matches will be played. Not so long ago the first order of play for the WTA Finals 2015 draw was released with both singles Round Robin matches being played by the Red group and one match each from the Red and White groups for the doubles.
The Order of Play is the sequential order that the matches are scheduled to be played for each day and which players exactly will be competing. In the order of play list, all players will have a number in brackets next to their names which represents what seed they or their team is i.e.  for the No.1 seed.
The 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore order of play for Day 1 of this 8-day tournament is:
Sunday 25 October
At 11am: White – Bethanie Mattek Sands/Lucie Safarova  v  Carla Suárez Navarro/Garbiñe Muguruza
Not before 3pm: Red – Simona Halep  v  Flavia Pennetta
Not before 7:30pm: Red – Maria Sharapova  v  Agnieszka Radwanska
followed by: Red – Kristina Mladenovic/Timea Babos  v  Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka
Petra Kvitova qualified for the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore the WTA officially announced on 14 October joining Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova and Garbiñe Muguruza.
After defeating Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 to win her first Wimbledon title Kvitova won the WTA Finals title the first year that she qualified. The 1.82m left-hander won the WTA Finals in 2011 with an impressive 5-0 clean sweep for the WTA’s crown jewel event title. In 2013 the left-hander made the WTA Finals semifinals for a second time before falling to Li Na.
“I am so excited to qualify for the WTA Finals for the fifth straight year,” Kvitova said. “I’ve been through some tough moments this season so I’m extra proud of myself for qualifying again and making it back to Singapore. Playing as one of the Top 8 is a big goal for me each year so I can’t wait to be back there, fighting hard and hopefully playing some great tennis in front of the Singaporean fans.”
The 1.82m Kvitova has a perfect 3-0 record in singles finals this year, winning the Sydney International in January, the Madrid Open in May defeating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 along the way and the Connecticut Open in August. The blonde Czech has posted a 33 wins to 13 losses record in 2015 to date.
Kvitova made the semifinals at the Shenzen Open and the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. At the US Open despite being upset by eventual champion Flavia Pennetta it was her best US Open result and now has made the quarterfinals or better at all four Grand Slams.
Make sure you buy your WTA Finals in Singapore tennis tickets to see the only player both men and women to have won a Grand Slam singles title (dual Wimbledon champion) of all those born in the nineties continue her success.
The 2015 Singapore WTA Finals singles schedule will begin on Sunday 25 October. The WTA Finals draw will be determined from 6:30pm Singapore time today. How the WTA Finals draw works, whom all the participants are, how these are selected and what happens if a player is forced to withdraw are covered below.
The Elite 8 best players in the world have successfully won the Race To Singapore to compete for one of the most prestigious titles and would all dearly love to win the Billie Jean King trophy. Nothing beats being there, so buy your WTA Finals tickets now before it’s sold out.
Last year in Singapore the WTA Finals singles and doubles draws were held on different days. A great improvement this year is that both singles and doubles draws are being held at the same time and place with the all players enjoying and attending one ceremony.
The 8 players are seeded according to their total WTA points accumulated in this calendar year as at the time of the draw i.e. 19 October 2015. The WTA Finals 2015 seeds are:
- Simona HALEP with 5,790 points from 17 tournaments
- Garbiñe MUGURUZA with 4,511 points from 19 tournaments
- Maria SHARAPOVA with 4,322 points from 16 tournaments
- Petra KVITOVA with 3,491 points from 18 tournaments
- Agnieszka RADWANSKA with 3,425 points from 23 tournaments
- Angelique KERBER with 3,400 points from 24 tournaments
- Lucie SAFAROVA with 3,221 points from 20 tournaments
- Flavia PENNETTA with 3,153 points from 18 tournaments