Sony Ericsson Championships draw announced


The Sony Ericsson ChampionshipsThe draw for the 2007 Sony Ericsson Championships has been announced today in Madrid. There are two groups of four players, which play in a round-robin format. The leader of the yellow group is world number one Justine Henin, while Svetlana Kuznetsova leads the red group.

Yellow Group

Justine Henin
Jelena Jankovic
Serena Williams
Anna Chakvetadze

Red Group
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Ana Ivanovic
Daniela Hantuchova
Maria Sharapova

The season-ending Championships will take place in Madrid form November 6-11. During the first four days of the tournament the round-robin format is employed, which means that each player meets every other player from their group. The two best-performed players from each group advance to the final phase which consists of regular semifinals and final. In the semifinals, the first-placed woman from one group meets with the second-placed woman from the other, with the winners advancing to the final. All the matches are played to best-of-three-sets.


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