2008 WTA Tour Championships – Singles

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2008 WTA Tour Championships
Champion   United States Venus Williams
Runner-up   Russia Vera Zvonareva
Final score   6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–2
Events
Singles   Doubles

Justine Henin was the defending champion, but retired from the sport on May 14, 2008.

Venus Williams won in the final 6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–2, against Vera Zvonareva.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Serbia Jelena Janković (Semifinals)
  2. Russia Dinara Safina (Round Robin)
  3. United States Serena Williams (Round Robin, withdrew due to a stomach injury)[1]
  4. Serbia Ana Ivanovic (Round Robin, withdrew due to a virus)[1]
  5. Russia Elena Dementieva (Semifinals)
  6. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova (Round Robin)
  7. United States Venus Williams (Champion)
  8. Russia Vera Zvonareva (Final)

Alternates[edit]

  1. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska (Round Robin, Replaced Ivanovic)
  2. Russia Nadia Petrova (Round Robin, Replaced S.Williams)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
  8  Russia Vera Zvonareva 79 3 6  
5  Russia Elena Dementieva 67 6 3  
  8  Russia Vera Zvonareva 77 0 2
  7  United States Venus Williams 65 6 6
1  Serbia Jelena Janković 2 6 3
  7  United States Venus Williams 6 2 6  

White Group[edit]

  Serbia Janković Serbia Ivanovic
Poland Radwańska
Russia Kuznetsova Russia Zvonareva RR
W–L
Set
W–L
Game
W–L
Standings
1 Serbia Jelena Janković 6–3, 6–4
(w/ Ivanovic)
7–6(6), 6–4 6–2, 3–6, 4–6 2–1 5–2 38–31 2
4
ALT
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
3–6, 4–6
(w/ Ivanovic)
6–2, 7–5
(w/ Radwańska)
3–6, 7–6(5), 4–6
(w/ Ivanovic)
0–2
1–0
1–4
2–0
21–30
13–7
X
3
6 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 6–7(6), 4–6 2–6, 5–7
(w/ Radwańska)
2–6, 3–6 0–3 0–6 22–38 4
8 Russia Vera Zvonareva 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 6–3, 6–7(5), 6–4
(w/ Ivanovic)
6–2, 6–3 3–0 6–2 44–32 1

Standings are determined by: 1) Number of wins; 2) Number of matches; 3) In two-players-ties, head-to-head records; 4) In three-players-ties, percentage of sets won, or of games won; 5) Steering Committee decision.

Maroon Group[edit]

  Russia Safina United States S Williams
Russia Petrova
Russia Dementieva United States V Williams RR
W–L
Set
W–L
Game
W–L
Standings
2 Russia Dinara Safina 4–6, 1–6
(w/ Williams)
2–6, 4–6 5–7, 3–6 0–3 0–6 19–37 3
3
ALT
United States Serena Williams
Russia Nadia Petrova
6–4, 6–1
(w/ Williams)
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
(w/ Petrova)
7–5, 1–6, 0–6
(w/ Williams)
1–1
0–1
3–2
1–2
20–22
14–16
X
4
5 Russia Elena Dementieva 6–2, 6–4 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
(w/ Petrova)
4–6, 6–4, 3–6 2–1 5–3 41–36 2
7 United States Venus Williams 7–5, 6–3 5–7, 6–1, 6–0
(w/ Williams)
6–4, 4–6, 6–3 3–0 6–2 46–29 1

Standings are determined by: 1) Number of wins; 2) Number of matches; 3) In two-players-ties, head-to-head records; 4) In three-players-ties, percentage of sets won, or of games won; 5) Steering Committee decision.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Serena and Ivanovic out of Doha". BBC Sport. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 

External links[edit]