Istanbul Gallery: WTA Stars Shine In Turkey
The stars of the WTA wowed the crowds in Istanbul as Day 1 of round robin action took place.
Published October 26, 2011 12:00
Petra Kvitova was walked on court for the first match of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships.
Ballkids got ready as the WTA brought its year-end finale to Istanbul for the very first time.
Petra Kvitova had trouble closing it out but held on for a 62 64 victory over Vera Zvonareva.
Petra Kvitova had lost to Vera Zvonareva the last time they played a few weeks ago in Tokyo.
Fans at the Sinan Erdem Dome watched six of the Top 8 players show their stuff Tuesday evening.
Caroline Wozniacki battled back from a set down to beat good friend Agnieszka Radwanska, 57 62 64.
Caroline Wozniacki met Agnieszka Radwanska at the net after defeating her a fifth time in a row.
Marion Bartoli, the first alternate at the year-end finale, paid a visit to the Rolex suites.
Sam Stosur didn't let an 0-9 head-to-head record stop her against Maria Sharapova in the last match.
With 30 unforced errors, Maria Sharapova's chances to snag year-end No.1 took a hit on Tuesday.