French Open and Wimbledon champions Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova are the first doubles team to qualify for the BNP Paribas Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
WTA Staff
August 9, 2018

On the back of a pair of Grand Slam titles in 2018, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova are the first doubles team to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

The pair captured Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year, becoming the first team to lift both trophies in the same year since Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama did so in 2003.

The 22-year-olds also came full-circle at the All-England Club, as they became the first team to ever win the girls’ doubles (2013) and ladies’ doubles titles at Wimbledon.

Krejcikova and Siniakova will make their debut at the season-ending event, which runs from Oct. 21-28.

“We are honored to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore this year and be one of the top doubles teams of the year."
Barbora Krejcikova

Krejcikova and Siniakova first competed together at the ITF level in 2013 and lifted three junior Grand Slam titles that year at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open.

The pair began their consistent partnership at the start of 2018, finding instant success by reaching the final in to start the year at the Shenzhen Open.

The pair also reached the final at the Miami Open and reached the semifinals at the Qatar Total Open in Doha and the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, helping them to become the first of eight doubles teams to secure their spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

“Barbora and I are very excited and we look forward to some great matches this year in Singapore.”
Katerina Siniakova

This will mark the fourth consecutive year an all-Czech team has qualified for the WTA Finals, joining the success of Andrea Sestini Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (2015-16) and Hradecka/Siniakova (2017),

However, Siniakova and Hradecka did not take the cour at last year's WTA Finals, due to the latter's injury.

Staged at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 21-28, the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global is a 10-day tennis festival featuring the world’s best players vying for a $7 million in prize money and two of the most prestigious titles in women’s tennis.

The Top 8 singles players will compete in a round-robin format with the winner taking home the Billie Jean King Trophy, while the Top 8 doubles teams will compete in a knock-out format for the WTA Finals Martina Navratilova Trophy.

Tickets to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global are on sale at www.WTAFinals.com, an immersive one-stop destination for all things tournament-related, bringing fans the latest news from the top players on their journey on the Porsche Race to Singapore.