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Istanbul Gallery: All The Pre-Tournament Buzz

From practice sessions to makeovers and the draw ceremony to designer dresses, it's all right here.

Published October 24, 2011 12:00

The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships' elite eight look over the Sinam Erdem Stadium in Istanbul.
The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships' elite eight look over the Sinam Erdem Stadium in Istanbul.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki signed autographs for kids during some pre-tournament activities.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki signed autographs for kids during some pre-tournament activities.
Championships debutante Li Na signed autographs for kids at the Yesilyurt Sports Club on Saturday.
Championships debutante Li Na signed autographs for kids at the Yesilyurt Sports Club on Saturday.
Turkish tennis pioneer Ipek Senoglu does an interview with Caroline Wozniacki honing her skills.
Turkish tennis pioneer Ipek Senoglu does an interview with Caroline Wozniacki honing her skills.
Sam Stosur, who won her first Grand Slam title six weeks ago at the US Open, arrived for practice.
Sam Stosur, who won her first Grand Slam title six weeks ago at the US Open, arrived for practice.
Caroline Wozniacki spoke to the media about her new role as Oriflame's first charity ambassador.
Caroline Wozniacki spoke to the media about her new role as Oriflame's first charity ambassador.
Maria Sharapova is the only former champion in the field, winning the year-end finale back in 2004.
Maria Sharapova is the only former champion in the field, winning the year-end finale back in 2004.
Seven of the elite eight at the draw ceremony. Victoria Azarenka was winning Luxembourg on Sunday.
Seven of the elite eight at the draw ceremony. Victoria Azarenka was winning Luxembourg on Sunday.
WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster posed with the world's best players in Istanbul on Sunday.
WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster posed with the world's best players in Istanbul on Sunday.
President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Ayda Uluc with the players at Sunday's draw ceremony.
President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Ayda Uluc with the players at Sunday's draw ceremony.
Li Na and Vera Zvonareva at the draw. Li was placed in the White Group, Zvonareva in the Red Group.
Li Na and Vera Zvonareva at the draw. Li was placed in the White Group, Zvonareva in the Red Group.
Caroline Wozniacki tried her hands with a flight simulator at a press event for Turkish Airlines.
Caroline Wozniacki tried her hands with a flight simulator at a press event for Turkish Airlines.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki spoke to the media during a press event with Turkish Airlines.
World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki spoke to the media during a press event with Turkish Airlines.
Oriflame, the Official Cosmetics of the WTA, treated the players to a style session before the draw.
Oriflame, the Official Cosmetics of the WTA, treated the players to a style session before the draw.
Caroline Wozniacki is playing the year-end finale for the third time. She was a runner-up in 2010.
Caroline Wozniacki is playing the year-end finale for the third time. She was a runner-up in 2010.
Sam Stosur is playing the year-end finale for the second time. She was a semifinalist last year.
Sam Stosur is playing the year-end finale for the second time. She was a semifinalist last year.
Aga Radwanska is a direct entrant into the event for the first time - she was an alternate twice.
Aga Radwanska is a direct entrant into the event for the first time - she was an alternate twice.
Li Na, who became China's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open in June, is debuting here.
Li Na, who became China's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open in June, is debuting here.
Agnieszka Radwanska has the most match wins of the elite eight in the fall season, going 11-1.
Agnieszka Radwanska has the most match wins of the elite eight in the fall season, going 11-1.
Playing on a new career-high of No.3, Petra Kvitova is making her debut at the WTA Championships.
Playing on a new career-high of No.3, Petra Kvitova is making her debut at the WTA Championships.
  • The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships' elite eight look over the Sinam Erdem Stadium in Istanbul.
  • World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki signed autographs for kids during some pre-tournament activities.
  • Championships debutante Li Na signed autographs for kids at the Yesilyurt Sports Club on Saturday.
  • Turkish tennis pioneer Ipek Senoglu does an interview with Caroline Wozniacki honing her skills.
  • Sam Stosur, who won her first Grand Slam title six weeks ago at the US Open, arrived for practice.
  • Caroline Wozniacki spoke to the media about her new role as Oriflame's first charity ambassador.
  • Maria Sharapova is the only former champion in the field, winning the year-end finale back in 2004.
  • Seven of the elite eight at the draw ceremony. Victoria Azarenka was winning Luxembourg on Sunday.
  • WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster posed with the world's best players in Istanbul on Sunday.
  • President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Ayda Uluc with the players at Sunday's draw ceremony.
  • Li Na and Vera Zvonareva at the draw. Li was placed in the White Group, Zvonareva in the Red Group.
  • Caroline Wozniacki tried her hands with a flight simulator at a press event for Turkish Airlines.
  • World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki spoke to the media during a press event with Turkish Airlines.
  • Oriflame, the Official Cosmetics of the WTA, treated the players to a style session before the draw.
  • Caroline Wozniacki is playing the year-end finale for the third time. She was a runner-up in 2010.
  • Sam Stosur is playing the year-end finale for the second time. She was a semifinalist last year.
  • Aga Radwanska is a direct entrant into the event for the first time - she was an alternate twice.
  • Li Na, who became China's first Grand Slam champion at the French Open in June, is debuting here.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska has the most match wins of the elite eight in the fall season, going 11-1.
  • Playing on a new career-high of No.3, Petra Kvitova is making her debut at the WTA Championships.
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