The last tournament of the WTA Tour 2019 showcasing the top eight players from the women's singles category is all set to get underway from 27th October in Shenzhen, China. The WTA Finals 2019 will also feature the top eight pairs from the women's doubles category to fight for the year end title.
WTA Finals Singles Format
The eight singles players are divided into two groups of four each and will be playing in a round-robin format. The top two players from each group will be moving to the semifinals.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has been drawn alongside the World No.1 Ashleigh Barty, who will also see the presence of Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic in the Red Group.
The Purple group consists of Karolína Plíšková, Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep, and the defending champion, Elina Svitolina. Bianca, at only 19 years of age is the youngest player competing in the tournament this year and will be coming into this tournament with form on her side, having defeated Serena Williams at the 2019 US Open, and thereby becoming the first Canadian player to win a Grand Slam title.
WTA Finals Doubles Format
Similar to the singles category, the doubles pairs are also divided in two groups, Red and Purple. Defending champions Tímea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic are in the Red Group while last year's runners up Barbora Krejčíková / Kateřina Siniaková are in Purple group.
- Elise Mertens / Aryna Sabalenka
- Tímea Babos / Kristina Mladenovic
- Chan Hao-ching / Latisha Chan
- Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Demi Schuurs
- Hsieh Su-wei / Barbora Strýcová
- Gabriela Dabrowski / Xu Yifan
- Barbora Krejčíková / Kateřina Siniaková
- Samantha Stosur / Zhang Shuai
Here is all you need to know about how to follow the WTA Finals 2019
Tournament name: 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen
Category: Year-ending championships
Dates: October 27 to November 3, 2019
Round: Round robin
Broadcast: No live telecast in India
Live score: wtafinals.com
You can follow all the coverage of the WTA Finals 2019 here on Sportskeeda