Hawk-Eye has been an integral part of the WTA tour since its debut in Miami in 2006, and that’s no different at the most prestigious event on tour: the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
Using high-speed ball-tracking cameras on court that deliver instant video replays, officials are able to determine close line calls and player challenges. Players have three incorrect challenges per set and an additional one if the set enters a tie-break. Not only has Hawk-Eye lifted the game for players, it has also become an intrinsic part of the fan experience.
The Hawk-Eye electronic line calling system is presented by Rolex, the Official Timekeeper of the WTA Finals. Since becoming the Official Timekeeper of The Championships, Wimbledon in 1978, Rolex has cultivated enduring partnerships with top tennis tournaments including the Australian Open, Shanghai Rolex Masters, as well as marquee players such as Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbiñe Muguruza and retired tennis star Li Na.
The 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global features the world's Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams competing for a record US$7 million in prize money. It will be held at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 22nd to October 29th.
Rolex, the leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, is headquartered in Geneva and enjoys an unrivaled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige.
Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history.
A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces all the essential components of its watches in-house, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial, and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programs.