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
Champions
Singles
Germany Andrea Petkovic

The 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions was a singles-only tennis tournament played from October 28 to November 2, 2014, on an indoor hard court.[1] It was won by Andrea Petkovic. For the second year of a two year deal, the tournament by Turkish construction firm Garanti Koza. This was the sixth edition of the tournament as part of the 2014 WTA Tour as well as the third and last held at Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. Defending champion Simona Halep did not take part since she qualified for the 2014 WTA Finals.

Participants and Format[edit]

The tournament was the season ending event for players who had won one of the WTA International tournaments but had not qualified for the WTA Championships. It consisted of a singles draw of eight players including two wild cards in a round robin format, split into two groups of four. Over the first four days of competition, each player met 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 met the second-placed player in the other group, and vice versa. The winners of each semifinal met in the championship match.

Round robin tie-breaking methods[edit]

The final standings of each group was 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 was 750,000 United States dollars.

Stage Singles Points 1
Champion RR2 + 200,000 RR2 + 195
Runner-up RR2 + 75,000 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 stage, a player got 25 points, and for each round robin win a player got 35 additional points.
  • 2 RR means prize money or points won during round robin play.
  • 3 Alternates received $7,500 in prize money, even if they did not play.

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
Klára Koukalová  CZE Brazil Florianópolis
Dominika Cibulková  SVK Mexico Acapulco
Alizé Cornet  FRA Poland Katowice
Caroline Garcia  FRA Colombia Bogota
Donna Vekić  CRO Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
María Teresa Torró Flor  ESP Morocco Marrakech
Carla Suárez Navarro  ESP Portugal Oeiras
Mónica Puig  PUR France Strasbourg
Eugénie 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.
Karin Knapp  ITA Uzbekistan Tashkent
Sabine Lisicki  GER Hong Kong Hong Kong
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni  CRO Canada Quebec City
Monica Niculescu  ROU China Guangzhou
Karolína Plíšková  CZE South Korea Seoul
Austria Linz
Alison Riske  USA China Tianjin
Samantha Stosur  AUS Japan Osaka
Annika Beck  GER Luxembourg Luxembourg

Participants[edit]

The six highest-ranked players who had captured at least one International tournament during the year and who were not participating in singles at the year-end WTA Finals in Singapore. Players with a purple colour qualified for the 2014 WTA Finals. The two wildcards were first awarded to Tsvetana Pironkova and Jelena Janković. On 11th October, Jankovic withdrew from the tournament and the wild card went to Flavia Pennetta. On 23rd October, Samantha Stosur withdrew due to a foot injury and her place went to Garbiñe Muguruza.

WTA Singles Rankings (20 October 2014)
Sd Player Rk Won
- Romania Simona Halep 4 Romania Bucharest
- Canada Eugenie Bouchard 5 Germany Nürnberg
- Serbia Ana Ivanovic 7 New Zealand Auckland
Mexico Monterrey
- Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 8 Turkey İstanbul
- China Li Na 9 China Shenzhen
1 Russia Ekaterina Makarova 11 Thailand Pattaya City
2 Slovakia Dominika Cibulková 12 Mexico Acapulco
3 Italy Flavia Pennetta 15 Wildcard
4 Germany Andrea Petkovic 17 Austria Bad Gastein
5 Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 18 Portugal Oeiras
6 France Alizé Cornet 20 Poland Katowice
- Australia Samantha Stosur 21 Japan Osaka
7 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 23 Australia Hobart
8 Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 41 Wildcard
Alt Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 24 South Korea Seoul
Austria Linz
Alt Ukraine Elina Svitolina 30 Azerbaijan Baku

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

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