2019 WTA Finals

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2019 WTA Finals
DateOctober 21 – 28
Edition49th (singles) / 44rd (doubles)
Draw8S / 8D
SurfaceHard / indoor
LocationShenzhen, China
VenueShenzhen Bay Sports Center
2018 Champions
Singles
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
Doubles
Hungary Tímea Babos / France Kristina Mladenovic
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The 2019 WTA Finals is a women's tennis tournament to be held in Shenzhen, China. It is the 49th edition of the singles event and the 44th edition of the doubles competition.[1] The tournament is contested by eight singles players and eight doubles teams.[2] This is the first year for Shenzhen to hold the WTA Finals.

Tournament[edit]

The 2019 WTA Finals takes place at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center the week of October 28, 2019, and is the 49th edition of the event. This is the first year in which Shenzhen hosts the event.[3] The tournament is run by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) as part of the 2019 WTA Tour. Shenzhen is the tenth city to host the WTA Finals since its inauguration in 1972.

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 2018) 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 are made using these methods:

  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.

Prize money and points[edit]

The total prize money for the BNP Paribas 2019 WTA Finals is US$14,000,000.[4]

Porsche Race to Shenzhen[edit]

Singles[edit]

Updated as of 23 February 2019. Players in blue are active in Acapulco.

Rank Athlete Grand Slam tournament Premier Mandatory Best two Premier 5 Best other Total points Tours WTA
Titles
AUS FRA WIM USO INW MIA MAD BEI 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Czech Republic Petra Kvitová F
1300
F
585
W
470
QF
100
R16
55
2510 5 1
2 Japan Naomi Osaka W
2000
R32
1
SF
185
2186 3 1
3 Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková SF
780
QF
190
W
470
1440 4 1
4 Switzerland Belinda Bencic R32
130
W
900
W
115
SF
110
R16
15
Q2
13
1283 6 1
5 Ukraine Elina Svitolina QF
430
SF
350
SF
185
R16
1
966 4 0
6 Netherlands Kiki Bertens R64
70
R32
1
W
470
SF
185
QF
100
R16
55
881 6 1
7 United States Danielle Collins SF
780
R32
25
R32
1
R32
1
807 4 0
8 Romania Simona Halep R16
240
QF
190
F
305
R16
1
736 4 0
Alternates / WTA Elite Trophy
9 Australia Ashleigh Barty QF
430
F
305
735 2 0
10 Belgium Elise Mertens R32
130
R64
1
W
470
QF
100
R32
1
702 5 1
11 Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei R32
130
SF
350
SF
110
R16
55
R16
55
R32
1
701 6 0
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka R32
130
R16
105
W
280
SF
185
R32
1
701 5 1
13 Germany Angelique Kerber R16
240
R16
105
SF
185
QF
100
630 4 0
14 Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova QF
430
R64
1
QF
100
R16
30
R32
1
562 5 0
Croatia Donna Vekić R64
70
R64
1
F
305
SF
185
R32
1
562 5 0
16 Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko R64
70
R16
105
F
305
R16
55
535 4 0
17 Canada Bianca Andreescu R64
110
F
198
W
160
W
50
QF
9
R32
1
528 6 0
18 Slovakia Viktória Kužmová R64
70
QF
190
SF
110
F
90
R16
30
Q2
13
503 6 0
19 Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich R32
130
R32
60
SF
210
QF
100
R32
1
501 5 0
20 United States Sofia Kenin R64
70
R16
105
W
280
R16
30
R32
1
486 5 1
Source:[5]

Doubles[edit]

Updated as of 23 February 2019.

Rank Team Points Total Points Tours Titles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Australia Samantha Stosur
China Zhang Shuai
W
2000
2000 1 1
2 Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
W
470
QF
430
SF
350
F
305
W
280
1835 5 2
3 Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
F
1300
R16
1
1301 2 0
4 Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
W
900
R16
1
901 2 1
5 United States Jennifer Brady
United States Alison Riske
SF
780
780 1 0
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
SF
780
780 1 0
7 Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
F
585
R32
130
715 2 0
8 United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
W
470
R16
240
R16
1
R16
1
R16
1
713 5 1
Alternates
9 Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
QF
430
SF
185
615 2 0
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
QF
430
SF
185
615 2 0
11 Japan Eri Hozumi
Poland Alicja Rosolska
F
305
R32
130
QF
100
535 3 0
12 United States Raquel Atawo
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
QF
430
QF
100
R32
1
R16
1
R16
1
R16
1
534 6 0
13 Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
R16
240
F
180
SF
110
R16
1
531 4 0
14 Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
F
305
QF
190
495 2 0
15 Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
China Xu Yifan
QF
190
SF
185
QF
100
R64
10
R16
1
486 5 0
16 Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
W
470
470 1 1
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
W
470
470 1 1
18 Spain Lara Arruabarrena
United States Kaitlyn Christian
SF
350
QF
100
450 2 0
19 China Peng Shuai
China Yang Zhaoxuan
W
280
SF
110
R64
10
400 3 1
20 Canada Eugenie Bouchard
United States Sofia Kenin
W
280
R16
105
385 2 1
Source:[5]

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Doubles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WTA Finals at WTA Official Website". wtatennis.com. WTA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "2019 WTA calendar" (PDF). wtatennis.com. WTA Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  3. ^ "2018 WTA Calendar". wtatennis.com. WTA. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Match Notes" (PDF).
  5. ^ a b "Porsche Race to Shenzen - Point Leaders" (PDF). WTA. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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