The Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai announced a shining field; which of your favorites will be competing for the $2.15-million event?
WTA Staff

The field is set at the inaugural Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai from November 3-8, 2015. The event features both singles and doubles and will be staged in the southern Chinese coastal city of Zhuhai.

Taking place at the brand new, custom designed and state-of-the art Zhuhai Hengqin International Tennis Centre, and with a total prize money of $2.15 million and 700 ranking points awarded to the champion, the tournament is poised to be one of the most prestigious on the tennis calendar, a status highlighted by the addition of tennis legend Li Na as an ambassador.

Among the prestigious list of Zhuhai competitors are three former WTA World No.1s including Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic. 2015 US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci will also be featured, along with WTA Rising Stars Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys, and Elina Svitolina. Check out the full list of singles competitors here:

WTA Ranking
(as of 10/26)

Player

2015 Best Results

11

Venus Williams (USA)

Won - Auckland, Wuhan
SF - Doha, Hong Kong
QF - US Open, Australian Open, Miami

12

Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP)

F - Miami, Antwerp, Rome
SF - Doha

13

Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

Won - Prague
F - Sydney, Dubai, Birmingham, Stanford

15

Roberta Vinci (ITA)

F - US Open, Nürnberg
SF - Wuhan

17

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

Won - Kuala Lumpur
F - Auckland, Stuttgart

18

Sara Errani (ITA)

W - Rio de Janeiro
F - Bucharest

19

Madison Keys (USA)

F - Charleston
SF - Australian Open
QF - Wimbledon, Strasbourg

20

Elina Svitolina (UKR)

Won - Marrakech
SF -Cincinnati, Stanford, Brisbane, Bogota
QF - Roland Garros

21

Jelena Jankovic (SRB)

Won - Guangzhou, Hong Kong, 125k/Nanchang
F - Indian Wells

24

Andrea Petkovic (GER)

Won - Antwerp
SF - Miami, Charleston

26

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

Won - Moscow
F - Madrid

WC

Zheng Saisai (CHN)

Won - 125k/Dalian
SF - Shenzhen
QF - Tokyo (Japan Open), Guangzhou

"We are excited to bring elite professional tennis to the spectacular city of Zhuhai for this inaugural event," stated Steve Simon, CEO of the WTA. "This event showcases the players that have seen success over the year along with up and coming stars, all joining together in Zhuhai and celebrating their successes of the 2015 season."

"The Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai is a new event on the WTA calendar with an innovative format," stated Peter Johnston, Tournament Director. "We are playing in an amazing venue in a beautiful city, hosting a player field that includes former World No.1 players, Grand Slam champions and finalists, along with WTA Rising Stars. The stage is set for Zhuhai to take center stage as we complete the 2015 WTA season."

The Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai's 12-player singles field consists of players that are the highest-ranked after those that qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, in addition to one wildcard. The players will compete in a four-group round robin, with the winners of each group advancing to the semifinals. The six doubles teams will be split into two round robin groups, with the winner of each advancing to the final.