2017 WTA Finals

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2017 WTA Finals
Date October 22 – 29
Edition 47th (singles) / 42nd (doubles)
Draw 8S/8D
Surface Hard / Indoor
Location Kallang, Singapore
Venue Singapore Indoor Stadium
Champions
Singles
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
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The 2017 WTA Finals was a women's tennis tournament held in Kallang, Singapore. It was the 47th edition of the singles event and the 42nd edition of the doubles competition.[1] The tournament was contested by eight singles players and eight doubles teams. It was the final professional tournament for top-ranked doubles player Martina Hingis.[2]

Tournament[edit]

Singapore Indoor Stadium hosted the WTA Finals for the first time in 2014.

The 2017 WTA Finals took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium the week of October 23, 2017, and was the 47th edition of the event.[3] The tournament was run by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) as part of the 2017 WTA Tour. Singapore is now the ninth city to host the WTA Finals since its inauguration in 1972 and will host the event for at least five years.

Qualifying[edit]

In singles, point totals are calculated by combining point totals from sixteen tournaments. Of these sixteen tournaments, a player's results from the four Grand Slam events, the four Premier Mandatory tournaments, and (for Top 20 players at the end of 2016) the best results from two Premier 5 tournaments must be included.
In doubles, point totals are calculated by any combination of eleven tournaments throughout the year. Unlike in singles, this combination does not need to include results from the Grand Slams or Premier-level tournaments.

Format[edit]

The singles event features eight players in a round robin event, split into two groups of four. Over the first four days of competition, each player meets the other three players in her group, with the top two in each group advancing to the semifinals. The first-placed player in one group meets the second-placed player in the other group, and vice versa. The winners of each semifinal meet in the championship match. The doubles event returns to a single elimination event. The winners of each quarterfinal match will advance to the semifinals and the winners of each semifinal match will advance to the final.

Round robin tie-breaking methods[edit]

The final standings of each group were determined by the first of the following methods that applied:

  1. Greatest number of wins.
  2. Greatest number of matches played.
  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.
b. Highest percentage of sets won.
c. Highest percentage of games won.

Qualified players[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Players Points Tours Date Qualified
1  Simona Halep (ROU) 5,675 17 26 September
2  Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 5,635 20 11 September
3  Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 5,105 19 26 September
4  Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,000 17 26 September
5  Venus Williams (USA) 4,642 14 26 September
6  Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4,640 21 30 September
7  Jeļena Ostapenko (LAT) 4,510 20 4 October
8  Caroline Garcia (FRA) 3,795 23 12 October

Garbiñe Muguruza began her season in Brisbane, where she retired in the semifinals. She recovered from this injury to reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, losing to Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets. She had early exits in the Middle East before making the quarterfinals in Indian Wells and the fourth round in Miami, falling to Karolína Plíšková and retiring against Caroline Wozniacki respectively.

Muguruza's clay court season started slowly, losing her opening matches in Stuttgart and Madrid. She found form in Rome, reaching the semifinals, but failed to defend her French Open crown, ousted in the fourth round by Kristina Mladenovic. Muguruza opened her grass court season in Birmingham where she lost to Ashleigh Barty in the semifinals. She followed this up with a first round loss in Eastbourne to Barbora Strýcová, only managing to win one game. However, this slump was short-lived as her next tournament was a success, defeating Venus Williams in the final at Wimbledon, capturing her second major.

Muguruza kept up the good form on the American hard courts, making the semifinals in Stanford and the quarterfinals in Toronto. She then claimed her second title of the year, comprehensively beating Simona Halep in the final of Cincinnati, the last of three top-10 victories that week. However, she was unable to continue this string of deep runs, falling to Petra Kvitová in the fourth round of the US Open. Despite the relatively early exit, at the completion of this tournament, Muguruza took over the spot of World No.1 for the first time in her career.

Muguruza opened her Asian hard-court swing in Tokyo, losing in the semifinals to Caroline Wozniacki. The following week in Wuhan, she fell to Jeļena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. Her last tournament before the WTA Finals was in Beijing where she retired in the first round, marking her fourth retirement this season.

Simona Halep comes into the WTA finals as the current World No.1 after a rather consistent year. Despite this, she began her year quite poorly, only managing three wins in her first four tournaments. A second-round loss in Shenzhen was followed up by a straight sets defeat in her opening match at the Australian Open to Shelby Rogers. She then retired in the quarterfinals of St. Petersburg before Kristina Mladenovic beat her in the third round in Indian Wells. She then reached the quarterfinals in Miami, losing to Johanna Konta.

Halep began to put in impressive results in the clay court season, starting with a semifinal showing in Stuttgart. She followed this up with her first title of the season in Madrid, winning in three sets over Kristina Mladenovic. She made another final the following week in Rome, but failed to overcome Elina Svitolina. She continued her string of reaching finals, this time at the French Open. However, she was again unsuccessful in taking home the trophy, losing to Jeļena Ostapenko.

Halep's first tournament on grass was in Eastbourne, which ended with a loss to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals. She also lost at the quarterfinal stage at Wimbledon, at the hands of Johanna Konta. After a retirement on the hard courts of Washington, Halep's results on this surface began to pick up. Reaching the semifinals of Toronto and the final of Cincinnati, losing to Elina Svitolina and Garbiñe Muguruza respectively. However, she drew Maria Sharapova in the first round of the US Open and suffered a three-set loss. She then lost her opening match in Wuhan. The following week, she reached the final in Beijing, losing to Caroline Garcia. Despite the loss, due to beating Jelena Ostapenko in the semifinals, Halep became World No.1 for the first time.

Karolína Plíšková began her season with a strong showing in Brisbane, winning the title by defeating Alizé Cornet in the final. She followed this up with a quarterfinal showing at the Australian Open, losing in three sets to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. Plíšková very quickly got back on the winner's board, claiming the title in Doha with a win over Caroline Wozniacki in the final. However, the following week she lost her opening match in Dubai. She had consistent results in Indian Wells and Miami, losing in the semifinals of both tournaments to Svetlana Kuznetsova and Caroline Wozniacki respectively.

Plíšková got off on the wrong foot in the clay court season, exiting early in Stuttgart, Prague and Madrid. She did manage to find some form at the following tournaments, with a quarterfinal finish in Rome and a semifinal finish at the French Open. She looked back on top of her game when the grass court swing came around, winning the title in Eastbourne over Caroline Wozniacki. However, it quickly came to an end with a shock loss to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round of Wimbledon. Despite the early exit, Plíšková earned the position of World No.1 for the first time in her career.

Next up for Plíšková were the American hard courts, where she had strong results. Losses to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals of Toronto and the semifinals of Cincinnati to Garbiñe Muguruza preceded the US Open where she fell in the quarterfinals to Coco Vandeweghe. She then entered Tokyo and Wuhan, reaching the quarterfinals at both tournaments before losing to Angelique Kerber and Ashleigh Barty respectively. This was followed by a third-round loss in Beijing.

Elina Svitolina had an impressive year, putting together the best season of her career which included a tour-leading five titles. She opened her season in Brisbane with a semifinal loss to eventual champion Karolína Plíšková. At the Australian Open, she fell in three sets to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round. Her next two tournaments ended with a trophy, defeating Peng Shuai in the final of Taipei, before coming away victorious in Dubai against Caroline Wozniacki. However, her next three tournaments were not as successful, retiring in the second round in Kuala Lumpur and suffering early exits in Indian Wells and Miami.

Svitolina began her clay court swing in Istanbul where she claimed the title, defeating Elise Mertens in the final. After a first round exit in Madrid, she rebounded to win another title, this time against Simona Halep in Rome. However, the next time she met the Romanian she did not have the same success, losing in the quarterfinals of the French Open despite having a match point in the second set. Svitolina struggled on the grass court of Birmingham, falling in the second round. This was followed up by a fourth-round loss to Jelena Ostapenko at Wimbledon.

Getting back on hard courts, Svitolina wasted no time picking up another title, defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the final of Toronto. She couldn't find the same form in Cincinnati, falling in the third round. At the US Open, she reached the fourth round before losing to eventual finalist Madison Keys. A quarterfinal loss to Caroline Garcia in Beijing followed, and in her most recent tournament in Hong Kong, she withdrew before her second-round match.

Venus Williams had quite a resurgent season. After withdrawing from her second-round match in Auckland, she made it all the way to the final of the Australian Open, her first major final in eight years. However, she lost to sister Serena in the final. Her next tournament ended quickly, losing her opening match in St. Petersburg to eventual winner Kristina Mladenovic. Williams returned to form for the Sunshine swing, falling to Elena Vesnina in Indian Wells and Johanna Konta in Miami, both of whom went on to claim the title.

Williams suffered an early exit at her first clay court tournament of the year in Charleston. She put in better performances in her next two tournaments, losing to Garbiñe Muguruza in the quarterfinals of Madrid, before falling in the fourth round of the French Open against Timea Bacsinszky. She then proved she didn't need and warm-up grass court tournaments before Wimbledon, progressing to the final. This makes her the only player to reach two major finals this season. She was unable to claim the title however, falling in straight sets to Garbiñe Muguruza.

The American hard-court swing didn't get off to a good start for Williams, as she fell to Elina Svitolina and Ashleigh Barty in the third round of Toronto and the second round of Cincinnati respectively. She managed to turn things around at the US Open, reaching the semifinal stage before being defeated by Sloane Stephens. In her only tournament of the Asian swing, Williams lost in the second round of Hong Kong to Naomi Osaka.

Caroline Wozniacki had an extremely consistent season, proven by her tour-leading seven finals. Her first two tournaments were in Auckland and Sydney, where she reached the quarterfinals of both. At the Australian Open, she made it to the third round before a straights loss to Johanna Konta. Wozniacki then made back-to-back finals in the Middle East, falling to Karolína Plíšková in Doha and Elina Svitolina in Dubai. Her solid form stayed with her in Indian Wells and Miami, losing in the quarterfinals of the former to Kristina Mladenovic before making her first Premier Mandatory final in four years at the later. However, she lost to Johanna Konta.

Wozniacki's first two clay court tournaments were in Charleston and Prague, both of which came to end at the hands of Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals and second round respectively. Her poor results continued in Madrid, losing in the second round to Carla Suárez Navarro. She then retired in her first-round match in Strasbourg. Wozniacki rebounded to make it to the quarterfinals of the French Open, but once again fell to Jelena Ostapenko.

Wozniacki started the grass court swing with good form. She reached the final in Eastbourne, but ultimately lost the title-match to Karolína Plíšková. Despite the positive result, she was unable to progress as far at Wimbledon, bowing out in the fourth round after losing in straight sets to Coco Vandeweghe. Following this, Wozniacki returned to the clay courts, this time in Bastad where she lost in the final to Kateřina Siniaková. Wozniacki made another final at her next tournament in Toronto. Along the way, she recorded her first victory over a current World No. 1 when she defeated Karolína Plíšková in the quarterfinals. However, she could not manage a similar result in the final, losing to Elina Svitolina to mark her sixth straight loss in finals this season. She then lost in the quarterfinals of Cincinnati to Karolína Plíšková, before a surprise loss to Ekaterina Makarova ended her US Open campaign in the second round.

Wozniacki finally broke through in Tokyo, defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final to claim her first title of the season. However, this did not set up good results for the rest of the season, losing her opening match in Wuhan, falling to Petra Kvitová in the third round of Beijing and withdrawing before her second-round match in Hong Kong.

Jeļena Ostapenko began her season in Auckland, where she retired during her semifinal match. At the Australian Open, she was ousted by Karolína Plíšková in the third round. This was followed up with first-round exits in St. Petersburg and Dubai and a quarterfinal loss in Acapulco. Her form didn’t improve much on the Sunshine swing either, losing to Dominika Cibulková in the second round of Indian Wells and dropping her first-round match in Miami.

Ostapenko’s form began to rise once she played on the clay courts of Charleston, losing in the final to Daria Kasatkina. She fell in the first round of Stuttgart to Coco Vandeweghe before reaching the semifinals in Prague. She had another first-round loss, this time in Rome to Garbiñe Muguruza. However, she swept through the French Open, clinching the title over Simona Halep to claim the first major of her career.

On the grass courts in Eastbourne, Ostapenko lost in the third round to Johanna Konta. She then progressed to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, where she crashed out in quarterfinals after losing to Venus Williams. The American hard-court swing didn’t bring much luck for her, losing her opening matches in both Toronto and Cincinnati. At the US Open, she lost in the third round to Daria Kasatkina. Ostapenko then won her second title of the year in Seoul, defeating Beatriz Haddad Maia in the final. Her quality results continued in Asia, reaching the semifinal stage in both Wuhan and Beijing, falling to Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep respectively.

  • On 12 October, Caroline Garcia became the eighth and last qualifier for the tournament.[8]

Caroline Garcia opened her season at the Australian Open, where she fell in the third round to Barbora Strýcová. She struggled in her next four tournaments, failing to get beyond the second round in Taipei, Doha, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. From there, she reached the fourth round in Indian Wells, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova and then was knocked out in her opening match in Miami by Peng Shuai. However, she rebounded to reach the semifinals of Monterrey.

Garcia’s clay court swing began slowly, falling in the first round of Madrid. She continued to progress deeper into her next couple of tournaments, losing in the second round and semifinals of Rome and Strasbourg respectively, both to Daria Gavrilova. She then reached the quarterfinals of the French Open before succumbing to Karolína Plíšková. Her grass court results were also solid, losing in the semifinals of Mallorca, and the fourth round of Wimbledon, where she was defeated by Johanna Konta.

After a second-round exit in Gstaad, Garcia reached the semifinals of Bastad. She then progressed to the quarterfinals in Toronto, losing to Simona Halep. This was followed up by a first-round loss in Cincinnati before she was defeated by Petra Kvitová in the third round of the US Open. Garcia’s Asian swing brought about very good results beginning with a quarterfinal loss to Garbiñe Muguruza in Tokyo. Shen then won back-to-back titles in Wuhan and Beijing, defeating Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep in the respective finals.

Doubles[edit]

# Players Points Tours Date Qualified
1  Chan Yung-jan (TPE)
 Martina Hingis (SUI)
8,340 13 14 August
2  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
 Elena Vesnina (RUS)
6,495 12 14 August
3  Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
 Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
4,240 14 13 September
4  Tímea Babos (HUN)
 Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
4,005 15 4 October
 Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
 Kateřina Siniaková (CZE)
3,871 14 25 September
5  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER)
 Květa Peschke (CZE)
3,005 22 7 October
6  Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)
 Xu Yifan (CHN)
2,921 14 7 October
7  Andreja Klepač (SLO)
 María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
2,570 23 12 October
8  Kiki Bertens (NED)
 Johanna Larsson (SWE)
2,270 14 18 October

Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis have been playing together since 2017 Doha. Before that, Yung-jan mainly partnered with her sister Hao-Ching, and Hingis partnered with Sania Mirza, among others. They took their first joint title in Indian Wells. The duo also played well in the clay court season, taking the Madrid Open and defending the Italian Open. Their clay court winning streak ended in the final of the French Open. They continued their triumphant performance in the grass court season, winning two titles in a row (Mallorca and Eastbourne), but reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The duo triumphed in Cincinnati, after Hingis failed to do so with Mirza in the 2016 season. Following that, the duo won three major titles in a row, US Open, Wuhan Open and China Open, staying unbeaten to date. Hingis became the new No. 1 doubles player and Chan joined her at No.1 before the finals.

For Yung-jan, it will be her fourth appearance at the Finals. For Hingis, it will be her eight appearance, winning the title thrice.

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina started the new season by reaching the final in the Premier Brisbane tournament. They then won their second joint Premier 5 tournament in Dubai. The duo improved their results in Miami and Indian Wells as they reached the quarterfinals and the semifinals respectively. They reached their only clay court final in Rome. The Russian duo then won their third joint Grand Slam doubles title in Wimbledon, winning the final in a rare double bagel (6–0, 6–0). Furthermore, they reduced the distance to the Super Slam as they will need to win the Australian Open to achieve that feat. They defended the title in the following Rogers Cup. In the Asian swing, the pair debuted at the Wuhan Open by reaching the quarterfinals, retiring in the first set, and they got into the semifinals of the China Open.

Makarova and Vesnina are the defending champions. For both players, it will be their third appearance in the Finals.

The team of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua was one of the most strongest in 2013, who was not far away from qualifying for the four-teams Tour Championships. Since 2015, Barty partnered with other players and played mainly in the ITF tour, while Dellacqua had some success with Yaroslava Shvedova in 2015, but had to withdraw from the WTA Finals as she incurred a concussion in Beijing. In 2017, the Australians reunited and played together throughout the season. Their first success came at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals. They won their first joint tournament, the Malaysian Open, but played poorly in Indian Wells and Miami. They won a second International tournament, now in Strasbourg, followed by a final entry at the French Open, losing their fourth joint Grand Slam on four different tournaments. However, the duo played well in the grass court season, winning one tournament out of two, and reaching the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships. In the US series, the duo reached another final, in New Haven. At season's end their best result came in Beijing where they reached the semifinals.

For both players, it will be the debut appearance at the Finals.

Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Květa Peschke regularly partnered together since 2012. Although Grönefeld did not have a steady partner before that, she could gain success with different partners. Peschke had a strong partnership with Katarina Srebotnik before that. In the 2017 season, the pair did not play well until May, when they won the International Prague Open, their only title this year. They had less success in the clay and grass court season, but they managed to reach the semifinals in Wimbledon. They also reached the final in the following Rogers Cup. In the late season, the German-Czech duo's best result was reaching the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open.

This is Grönefeld's first appearance at the Finals. For Peschke, it will be her seventh appearance at the Finals.

Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan debuted as a team in Miami, surprisingly beating top players such as Makarova/Vesnina, Hlavackova/Peng and Mirza/Strycova on their way before claiming their first title. They won another title in New Haven, beating Barty/Dellacqua in the final. Their best Grand Slam performance came at the US Open, where they reached the quarterfinals. In the Asian swing, they had moderate success, reaching the quarterfinals in Wuhan and Beijing.

For both players, it will be their debut appearance at the Finals.

Andreja Klepač and María José Martínez Sánchez paired together in the season's beginning. The duo played moderately in most tournaments. In Miami, the pair achieved its first notable success by beating Mattek-Sands/Safarova on their way to reach the quarterfinals. They improved somewhat in late summer, achieving one of their best results this year by fighting through the quarterfinals of the US Open. This was followed by a triumph at the Tokyo Pan Pacifi Open and a quarterfinal entry at the China Open.

For Klepač, it will be her debut at the Finals. Martínez Sánchez once appeared in the Tour Championships and won it with Nuria Llagostera Vives in 2009.

Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson have regularly partnered together since 2015. In the 2017 season, they claimed their first trophy in the ASB Classic. Overall, Bertens and Larsson were mainly successful in low rank tournaments, having won three more titles. Beside that, they reached the quarterfinals at the Mutua Madrid Open. They twice reached the 4th Round at the French Open and US Open.

For both players, it will be their debut at the Finals.

Groupings[edit]

Singles[edit]

The 2017 edition of the year–end finals will feature the current world No. 1, three major champions and three major finalists. The competitors were divided into two groups, representing the colors of the flag of Singapore.

Red group:
Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki & Caroline Garcia
White group:
Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolína Plíšková, Venus Williams & Jeļena Ostapenko

Day-by-day summaries[edit]

Day 1 (22 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Group Winner Loser Score
Singles Round Robin White Group Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [3] United States Venus Williams [5] 6–2, 6–2
Singles Round Robin White Group Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [2] Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko [7] 6–3, 6–4

Day 2 (23 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Group Winner Loser Score
Singles Round Robin Red Group Romania Simona Halep [1] France Caroline Garcia [8] 6–4, 6–2
Singles Round Robin Red Group Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [6] Ukraine Elina Svitolina [4] 6–2, 6–0

Day 3 (24 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Group Winner Loser Score
Singles Round Robin White Group United States Venus Williams [5] Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko [7] 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 7–5
Singles Round Robin White Group Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [3] Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [2] 6–2, 6–2

Day 4 (25 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Group Winner Loser Score
Singles Round Robin Red Group Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [6] Romania Simona Halep [1] 6-0, 6-2
Singles Round Robin Red Group France Caroline Garcia [8] Ukraine Elina Svitolina [4] 6–7(7–9), 6–3, 7–5

Day 5 (26 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Group Winner Loser Score
Day Session
Doubles Elimination Quarterfinals Hungary Tímea Babos
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [3]
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez [7]
6–3, 6–4
Singles Round Robin White Group Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko [7] Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [3] 6–3, 6–1
Evening Session
Singles Round Robin White Group United States Venus Williams [5] Spain Garbiñe Muguruza [2] 7–5, 6–4
Doubles Elimination Quarterfinals Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis [1]
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke [6]
6–3, 6–2

Day 6 (27 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Group Winner Loser Score
Day Session
Doubles Elimination Quarterfinals Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson [8]
Australia Ashleigh Barty
Australia Casey Dellacqua [3]
7–6(9–7), 6–7(1–7), [10–6]
Singles Round Robin Red Group France Caroline Garcia [8] Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [6] 0–6, 6–3, 7–5
Evening Session
Singles Round Robin Red Group Ukraine Elina Svitolina [4] Romania Simona Halep [1] 6–3, 6–4
Doubles Elimination Quarterfinals Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina [2]
Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan [6]
6–1, 6–1

Day 7 (28 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Winner Loser Score
Day Session
Doubles Semifinals Hungary Tímea Babos
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [3]
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis [1]
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Singles Semifinals Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [6] Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková [3] 7–6(11–9), 6–3
Evening Session
Singles Semifinals United States Venus Williams [5] France Caroline Garcia [8] 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 6–3
Doubles Semifinals Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson [8]
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina [2]
6–4, 6–3

Day 8 (29 October)[edit]

Matches
Event Winner Loser Score
Doubles Final Hungary Tímea Babos
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková [3]
Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson [8]
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Singles Final Denmark Caroline Wozniacki [6] United States Venus Williams [5] 6–4, 6–4

Porsche Race to Singapore[edit]

Singles[edit]

Players in gold have qualified. Players in brown have withdrawn from consideration from playing the tournament.

Rank Athlete Grand Slam tournament Premier Mandatory Best Premier 5 Best other Total points Tours Titles
AUS FRA WIM USO INW MIA MAD BEI 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Romania Simona Halep R128
10
F
1300
QF
430
R128
10
R32
65
QF
215
W
1000
F
650
F
585
F
585
SF
350
SF
185
QF
100
QF
100
QF
60
R16
30
5,675 17 1
2 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza QF
430
R16
240
W
2000
R16
240
QF
215
R16
120
R64
10
R64
10
W
900
SF
350
QF
190
QF
190
SF
185
SF
185
SF
185
SF
185
5,635 20 2
3 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková QF
430
SF
780
R64
70
QF
430
SF
390
SF
390
R32
65
R16
120
SF
350
QF
190
W
470
W
470
W
470
QF
190
QF
190
QF
100
5,105 19 3
4 Ukraine Elina Svitolina R32
130
QF
430
R16
240
R16
240
R16
120
R64
10
R64
10
QF
215
W
900
W
900
W
900
W
280
W
280
SF
185
R16
105
R16
55
5,000 17 5
5 United States Venus Williams F
1300
R16
240
F
1300
SF
780
QF
215
SF
390
A
0
A
0
QF
190
R16
105
R32
60
R16
30
R16
30
R16
1
R32
1
4,642 13 0
6 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki R32
130
QF
430
R16
240
R64
70
QF
215
F
650
R32
65
R16
120
F
585
F
585
W
470
F
305
F
305
QF
190
F
180
QF
100
4,640 21 1
7 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko R32
130
W
2000
QF
430
R32
130
R64
35
R128
10
R32
25
SF
390
SF
350
R32
90
F
305
W
280
SF
110
SF
110
QF
60
R16
55
4,510 20 2
8 France Caroline Garcia R32
130
QF
430
R16
240
R32
130
R16
120
R64
10
R64
10
W
1000
W
900
QF
190
SF
110
SF
110
SF
110
SF
110
QF
100
F
95
3,795 23 2
Alternates
9[16] United Kingdom Johanna Konta QF
430
R128
10
SF
780
R128
10
R32
65
W
1000
R64
10
R64
10
QF
190
A
0
W
470
SF
185
F
180
SF
110
R16
105
R16
55
3,610 19 2
10 France Kristina Mladenovic R128
10
QF
430
R64
70
R128
10
SF
390
R64
10
F
650
R64
10
R16
105
R16
30
W
470
F
305
F
180
QF
100
QF
60
R16
55
2,885 22 1
11 Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova R16
240
R16
240
QF
430
R64
70
F
650
R16
120
SF
390
R64
10
QF
190
R16
105
QF
100
QF
100
QF
100
R16
55
R16
55
R32
1
2,856 16 0

† The player's ranking at the time did not qualify her to play this event. Accordingly, the player's next best result is counted in its place.

‡ The player was not a Top 20 player at the end of 2016 and therefore not required to count her two best Premier 5 results. Accordingly, the player's next best result is counted in its place.

Doubles[edit]

Teams in gold have qualified. Teams in brown have withdrawn from consideration from playing the tournament even if they qualify. Teams in dark gold withdrew after qualifying. Teams in dark brown have one player that qualified separately with another partner, making the team ineligible to qualify.

Rank Team Points Total Points Tours Titles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1  Chan Yung-jan (TPE)
 Martina Hingis (SUI)
W
2000
W
1000
W
1000
W
1000
W
900
W
900
W
900
SF
780
W
470
QF
430
SF
390
9,770 15 9
2  Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
 Elena Vesnina (RUS)
W
2000
W
900
W
900
F
585
QF
430
QF
430
SF
390
SF
390
F
305
R16
240
QF
215
6,785 14 3
 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
 Lucie Šafářová (CZE)
W
2000
W
2000
W
470
SF
390
R32
130
R16
120
R16
10
5,120 7 3
3  Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
 Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
F
1300
W
470
QF
430
QF
430
SF
350
F
305
F
305
W
280
W
280
QF
190
R32
130
4,470 16 3
4  Tímea Babos (HUN)
 Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
F
650
F
650
W
470
QF
430
SF
350
W
280
W
280
W
280
R16
240
QF
190
SF
185
4,005 15 3
 Lucie Hradecká (CZE)
 Kateřina Siniaková (CZE)
F
1300
SF
780
F
650
F
305
R16
240
QF
215
F
180
F
180
R64
10
R32
10
R16
1
3,871 14 0
5  Anna-Lena Grönefeld (GER)
 Květa Peschke (CZE)
SF
780
F
585
W
280
R16
240
QF
215
QF
190
SF
185
SF
185
R16
120
R16
120
R16
105
3,005 22 1
6  Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)
 Xu Yifan (CHN)
W
1000
W
470
QF
430
R16
240
QF
215
QF
190
SF
185
R16
120
QF
60
R64
10
R32
1
2,921 14 2
 Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
 Peng Shuai (CHN)
F
1300
F
585
SF
390
W
280
R16
120
QF
100
R16
1
2,776 7 1
7  Andreja Klepač (SLO)
 María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP)
W
470
QF
430
R16
240
R16
240
R16
240
QF
215
QF
215
SF
185
R16
120
SF
110
R16
105
2,570 23 1
8  Kiki Bertens (NED)
 Johanna Larsson (SWE)
W
280
W
280
W
280
W
280
R16
240
R16
240
QF
215
R32
130
R16
120
R16
105
QF
100
2,270 14 4
Alternate
 Sania Mirza (IND)
 Peng Shuai (CHN)
SF
780
SF
390
SF
350
SF
350
QF
190
2,060 5 0
9  Shuko Aoyama (JPN)
 Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN)
F
585
W
280
R16
240
QF
215
W
150
R32
130
R16
120
SF
110
QF
100
QF
60
R64
10
2,000 15 2

Player head-to-head[edit]

Below are the head-to-head records as they approached the tournament.

2017 WTA Finals – Singles

  Halep Muguruza Plíšková Svitolina Williams Wozniacki Ostapenko Garcia Overall YTD
1 Romania Simona Halep 1–3 5–1 3–2 1–3 2–3 1–1 2–1 14–14 44–15
2 Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 3–1 2–6 3–4 2–3 3–3 2–1 1–0 16–18 46–19
3 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 1–5 6–2 5–1 1–1 3–5 2–0 3–2 21–16 51–16
4 Ukraine Elina Svitolina 2–3 4–3 1–5 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 12–13 52–12
5 United States Venus Williams 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 7–0 1–0 1–1 17–6 35–12
6 Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 3–2 3–3 5–3 0–3 0–7 0–4 2–0 13–22 56–20
7 Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 7–6 47–18
8 France Caroline Garcia 1–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 5–10 46–20

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Doubles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Martina Hingis to retire from tennis after WTA Finals
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  10. ^ "Hradecka and Siniakova qualify for the WTA Finals". WTA. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "@lucik85 on Instagram". 11 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
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  14. ^ "Dabrowski, Xu become seventh team to qualify for WTA Finals". WTA. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson are the final doubles team to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals presented by SC Global". WTA. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Johanna Konta: Briton splits from coach and will not play again this season". BBC. October 18, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 

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