ZHUHAI, China - Following their season-long success and resurgent Asian Swing performances, Johanna Konta, Carla Suárez Navarro and Petra Kvitova are set to lead a world-class field at the 2016 Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.
Joining them at the season-ending event are Elina Svitolina, Roberta Vinci, Timea Bacsinszky, Elena Vesnina, Samantha Stosur, Barbora Strycova, Kiki Bertens, Caroline Garcia and wildcard Zhang Shuai. Timea Babos will be an alternate. Between all qualified competitors, they represent nine WTA singles titles won in 2016.
Here is a more in-depth look at the singles players competing in the 2016 Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai:
(as of 10/23)
2016 Best Results
Won - Stanford
F - Beijing
SF - Australian Open, Eastbourne
QF - Monterrey, Miami, Montréal, Olympics, Wuhan
Suarez Navarro (ESP)
Won - Doha
SF - Linz , Birmingham, Brisbane
QF - Cincinnati, Stuttgart, Australian Open
Won - Wuhan
F - Luxembourg
SF - New Haven, Olympics, Stuttgart
QF - Beijing, Indian Wells
Won - Kuala Lumpur
F - New Haven
SF - Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai
QF - Olympics
Won - St. Petersburg
QF - US Open, New Haven, Stuttgart, Doha, Brisbane
Won - Rabat
SF - Gstaad, Miami
QF - Roland Garros, Rome
F - Charleston
SF - Wimbledon
QF -New Haven, Eastbourne, Strasbourg, Doha
F - Prague
SF -Roland Garros, Madrid
QF - Washington DC, Strasbourg, Sydney
Strycova ( CZE)
F - Birmingham, Dubai
QF - Wuhan, Rome, Prague
Won - Nurnberg
F - Gstaad
SF - Luxembourg, Roland Garros, Rabat
Won - Mallorca, Strasbourg
SF - Monterrey, Dubai
SF - Seoul, Tokyo International
QF - Beijing, Australian Open
"We are looking forward to the second edition of the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, showcasing some of the top athletes on the WTA," said WTA CEO Steve Simon. "This event features many of our top stars who have accomplished much success during the 2016 season and now have the opportunity to compete against each other for the Zhuhai title."
The 2016 WTA Elite Trophy will run from November 1-6, 2016 at the custom-designed and state-of-the-art Zhuhai Hengqin International Tennis Centre. The event features both singles and doubles and will be staged in the southern Chinese coastal city of Zhuhai with a total prize money of over $2.2 million on the line.
The players will compete in four round-robin groups of three, with the winners of each group advancing to the semifinals. The six doubles teams will be split into two round-robin groups, with the winner of each advancing to the final.
The doubles field consists of Zheng Saisai and Xu Yifan, Arantxa Parra Santoja and Andrea Klepac, Olga Savchuk and Anastasia Rodionova, and Tatjana Maria and Oksana Kalashnikova, as well as the two wildcard teams of Wang Yafan and Liang Chen and You Xiaodi and Yang Zhaoxuan.