2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions

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2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions
Date:   October 28 – November 2
Edition:   6th
Location:   Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 champions
Singles
Romania Simona Halep
Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions
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The 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions is a singles-only tennis tournament that will be played on indoor hard courts.[1] The tournament will be sponsored for the second of a two year deal by Turkish construction firm Garanti Koza. It is the sixth edition of the tournament and is part of the 2014 WTA Tour. The 2014 edition is the third and last to be held in Sofia at the Arena Armeec. The tournament is scheduled to be played between October 28 and November 2. Simona Halep is the defending champion.

Tournament[edit]

The 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions is the sixth edition of the event and the third to take place in Sofia. The tournament is run by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is part of the 2014 WTA Tour. It is the season ending championships for players who have won one of the WTA International tournaments but have not qualified for the WTA Championships. The Tournament shall consist of a singles draw of eight (8) players (including two (2) Wild Cards, if applicable) in a round robin format to be determined by the WTA.

Format[edit]

The singles event will feature eight players in a round robin event, split into two groups of four. Over the first four days of competition, each player will meet the other three players in their group, with the top two in each group advancing to the semifinals. The first-placed player in one group will meet the second-placed player in the other group, and vice versa. The winners of each semifinal will meet in the championship match.

Round robin tie-breaking methods[edit]

The final standings of each group shall be determined by the first of the following methods that apply:

  1. Greatest number of wins
  2. Greatest number of matches played; or
  3. Head-to-head results if only two players are tied, or if three players are tied then:
a If three players each have the same number of wins, a player having played less than all three matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two remaining tied players; or
b Highest percentage of sets won; or
c Highest percentage of games won

Prize money and points[edit]

The total prize money for the 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions is 750,000 United States dollars.

Stage Singles Points 1
Champion RR2 + 190,000 RR2 + 195
Runner-up RR2 + 65,000 RR2 + 75
Semifinalist RR2 + 10,000 RR2
Round Robin (3 wins) 80,000 180
Round Robin (2 wins) 65,000 145
Round Robin (1 win) 50,000 110
Round Robin (0 wins) 35,000 75
Alternate 7,5003 0
  • 1 for every match played in the round robin a player gets 25 points automatically, and for each round robin win they get 35 additional points
  • 2 RR means Prize money or Points won in the Round Robin Round.
  • 3 Alternates receive $7,500 in prize money, even if they do not participate.

2014 WTA International tournaments champions[edit]

Player Nationality Tournament/s Won
Ana Ivanovic  SRB New Zealand Auckland
Mexico Monterrey
Li Na  CHN China Shenzhen
Garbiñe Muguruza  ESP Australia Hobart
Ekaterina Makarova  RUS Thailand Pattaya City
Kurumi Nara  JPN Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Klara Koukalova  CZE Brazil Florianópolis
Dominika Cibulkova  SVK Mexico Acapulco
Alize Cornet  FRA Poland Katowice
Caroline Garcia  FRA Colombia Bogota
Donna Vekic  CRO Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
María Teresa Torró Flor  ESP Morocco Marrakech
Carla Suárez Navarro  ESP Portugal Oeiras
Monica Puig  PUR France Strasbourg
Eugenie Bouchard  CAN Germany Nürnberg
Coco Vandeweghe  USA Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch
Andrea Petkovic  GER Austria Bad Gastein
Simona Halep  ROU Romania Bucharest
Caroline Wozniacki  DEN Turkey İstanbul
Mona Barthel  GER Sweden Bastad
Elina Svitolina  UKR Azerbaijan Baku
Svetlana Kuznetsova  RUS United States Washington D.C.

Qualifiers[edit]

The six highest-ranked players who have captured at least one International tournament during the year and who are not participating in singles at the year-end WTA Championships in Singapore. Players with a purple colour are in the top 8 of the WTA Tour Championships rankings.

WTA Singles Rankings (25 August 2014)
Sd Player Rk Won
- Romania Simona Halep 2 Romania Bucharest
- China Li Na 3 China Shenzhen
- Canada Eugenie Bouchard 8 Germany Nürnberg
- Serbia Ana Ivanovic 9 New Zealand Auckland
Mexico Monterrey
1 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 11 Turkey İstanbul
2 Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova 13 Mexico Acapulco
3 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 16 Portugal Oeiras
4 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 18 Thailand Pattaya City
5 Germany Andrea Petkovic 19 Austria Bad Gastein
6 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 22 United States Washington D.C.
7 France Alize Cornet 23 Poland Katowice
8 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 26 Australia Hobart

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

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