WTA Championships draw announced

At a glitzy ceremony in Istanbul, the draw for the WTA Championships was made on Sunday evening in front of the women’s tennis circuit’s elite stars.

The tournament includes an initial round robin stage before two qualifiers from each group head into the semi-finals and eventual final in Turkey, which will be played next Sunday, 28 October.

The world’s top eight players were drawn into two groups of four, with top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova heading each side. Below are the two groups with each players’ world ranking.

Red Group

Victoria Azarenka – BLR (1)

Serena Williams – USA (3)

Angelique Kerber – GER (5)

Li Na – CHN (8)

White Group

Maria Sharapova – RUS (2)

Agnieszka Radwanska – POL (4)

Petra Kvitova – CZE (6)

Sara Errani – ITA (7)

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