Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova got ready to walk onto center court at the Sinan Erdem Dome on Sunday.
Mary Pierce, who has had wins over both finalists in previous years, was on hand for a pre-match photo.
A crowd of 16,410 people attended, the new single day attendance record during the event's tenure in Istanbul.
Serena Williams had beaten Maria Sharapova in their last eight meetings, and this one was headed the same way.
With one break in the first set and two in the second set, Serena Williams served up a 64 63 victory Sunday.
It was a rematch of the WTA Championships final from 2004, which Maria Sharapova won in three sets, 46 62 64.
Serena Williams and her team posed for a photo - and a very important part of her team checked out the hardware.
Serena Williams went 10-2 between January and March and an amazing 48-2 from April to the end of the season.
The doubles final was actually up first, with Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova getting ready to take the court.
A much more relaxed looking Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, the No.2 seeds, waited to go out as well.
Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova improved to 2-0 lifetime against the Czechs with a 61 64 win to take the title.
In their only previous meeting, Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova rallied from 64 41 down at the French Open.