Women’s tennis players did their hair and makeup and dressed in elegant outfits for Friday’s WTA Finals draw ceremony in Fort Worth as the singles and doubles qualifiers learned their opponents for the elite tournament’s group stage. Photographer Jimmie48 takes us behind the scenes and on the red carpet of the glamorous tennis night.
World No.1 Iga Swiatek wore a revealing Michael Costello royal blue dress which features a front slit and open back. The Pole completed the look with black pointed-toe flat slingback sandals.
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur opted for a sophisticated neutral-colored dress that covered her elbows and knees. Classic elegance.
Jessica Pegula of the United States rocked a chic embellished black blazer mini dress.
Eighteen-year-old Coco Gauff, the youngest WTA Finals qualifier since 2005, stood out in a revealing lavender cutout gown with feathers.
Maria Sakkari went for a classic figure-flattering black dress featuring a side slit and gold strappy heels.
Caroline Garcia wore a black jumpsuit featuring a stomach cutout and two chain details on the back.
Aryna Sabalenka was glowing in a strappy orange dress with tie-up detail on the left side.
Daria Kasatkina didn’t want to give up her comfort, so she paired her elegant yellow ensemble with white sneakers. The Russian’s girlfriend Natalia Zabiiako accompanied her on the red carpet.
The eight singles players are divided into two groups of four: Tracy Austin Group (Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Caroline Garcia, Daria Kasatkina) and Nancy Richey Group (Ons Jabeur, Jessica Pegula, Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka).
The eigth doubles teams are also divided into two groups: Rosie Casals Group (Krejcikova/Siniakova, Gauff/Pegula, Xu/Yang, Krawczyk/Schuurs) and Pam Shriver Group (Dabrowski/Olmos, Kudermetova/Mertens, Kichenok/Ostapenko, Danilina/Haddad Maia).
During the first six days of the WTA Finals, each singles player will face off against all the other participants in their respective group.
The singles and doubles round-robin action begins on Monday, October 31 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The semifinals are scheduled for Sunday, November 6, and the singles and doubles finals will be on Monday, November 7.