Francesca Schiavone at the All-Access Hour on Monday. Schiavone is making her debut at the WTA Championships.
Kim Clijsters at All-Access Hour. Clijsters is the only former champion in the field, winning it in 2002 and 2003.
Victoria Azarenka was the last player into the elite eight, qualifying last week in Moscow, where she won the title.
Jelena Jankovic has been a semifinalist the last two years, falling to Venus Williams in three sets both times.
Francesca Schiavone beat Caroline Wozniacki, Elena Dementieva and Sam Stosur for the French Open title.
Victoria Azarenka is playing this event for the second straight year. Last year she fell in the round robin stage.
Vera Zvonareva is playing on a new career-high of No.2 this week, the fifth Russian ever to reach the Top 2.
Elena Dementieva has made the most appearances at this event of anyone in the field - this is her 10th time here.
Samantha Stosur is a two-time doubles champion at this event, winning it in 2005 and 2006 alongside Lisa Raymond.
Caroline Wozniacki played the WTA Championships for the first time last year, making it to the semifinals.
Jelena Jankovic was ranked No.2 after Wimbledon - now No.8, she hopes to bounce back with a good showing here.
Caroline Wozniacki rose to No.1 on October 11 and is currently spending her third consecutive week on top.
Vera Zvonareva has been to the final of this event before, finishing runner-up to Venus Williams in 2008.
Players made handprints in clay for the Qatar Tennis Federation, to be displayed in the Emir's box at the venue.
Jelena Jankovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Dementieva made handprints in clay for the Qatar Tennis Federation.