The second edition of the WTA Finals in Singapore is just around the corner as the WTA’s Elite 8 have arrived in the Asian metropolis, preparing for next week’s big final event of the 2015 WTA season.
Led by top seed Simona Halep, the class of 2015 includes Maria Sharapova, Garbine Muguruza, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Lucie Safarova and Flavia Pennetta. The Italian is the only reigning slam winner in the tournament, playing her final WTA event before her retirement.
Two days ahead of the tournament start, it’s all about the right preparation and the players were busy practicing on Friday. Among them was Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis superstar is looking to make a successful comeback in Singapore, after having played no complete match ever since Wimbledon, due to injury.
While the elite players were preparing on the practice courts, some of the WTA’s promising youngsters competed in the WTA Rising Stars Invitational, a special event for four players that were chosen by popular vote.
In the evening, Singapore tennis fans had a chance to get close to their idols, as all players were on hand for the WTA Finals draw ceremony, held inside the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, giving fans the chance to see their favorite players in stunning outfits.
Tomorrow, the players will meet the media for an extensive All-Access Hour session before play at the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore finally gets underway inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday!