The WTA Tour's season-ending championships celebrates its final year in Singapore in 2018 with Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens joining defending champion Caroline Wozniacki for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, live from Singapore from 21-28 October.

Perhaps the biggest event in women's tennis outside the four Grand Slams, the year-end championships, which will be moving to Shenzhen from 2019, feature the top eight players from the past season competing in round-robin groups of four. The great Martina Navratilova holds the record for titles won at the WTA Finals with eight.

WTA Finals Singapore Live Streaming

WTA Finals Singapore tennis is live from 21-28 October with play starting around 7.30pm local/12.30pm BST on most days. Matches are televised via BT Sports in the UK, but bookmaker bet365 are also offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Singapore tennis live at bet365 > live streaming > tennis (geo-restrictions apply; funded account required or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours to qualify)

How to watch & bet on WTA Finals Singapore tennis

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3. Select Live Streaming

4. Select 'Tennis’ from the ‘All Sports’ dropdown menu

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Finals Singapore tennis, live from 21-28 October 2018

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WTA Finals Singapore 2018 Groups

The draw for the WTA Finals Singapore 2018 has taken place, dividing the eight players into two groups of four. 

The groups will then compete against each other in round-robin matches with the top two players in each group progressing to the semifinals.

Here are the two groups for the 2018 WTA Finals Singapore and the records of each player against the others in their group.

WTA Finals Singapore 2018: The Red Group

Playervs Kerbervs Osakavs Stephensvs BertensCombined
Angelique Kerber-3-11-42-16-6
Naomi Osaka1-3-0-11-02-4
Sloane Stephens4-11-0-1-06-1
Kiki Bertens1-20-10-1-1-4

WTA Finals Singapore 2018: The White Group

Playervs Wozniackivs Kvitovavs Svitolinavs PliskovaCombined
Caroline Wozniacki-5-81-36-312-14
Petra Kvitova8-5-7-13-018-6
Elina Svitolina3-11-7-2-56-13
Karolina Pliskova3-60-35-2-8-11

WTA Finals Singapore 2018 Tournament Schedule

WTA Finals Singapore 2018 Players

The field for the 2018 WTA Finals Singapore has now been set, with Kiki Bertens the last player to qualify after world no. 1 Simona Halep was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a back injury. 

#1 Angelique Kerber

A resurgent season for Germany's Angelique Kerber after a year to forget in 2017 saw the left-hander become one of the first to qualify for the WTA Finals Singapore.

A semifinalist at the Australian Open, Kerber captured the third Grand Slam title of her career at Wimbledon when she defeated Serena Williams in the final, but has struggled to string wins together since triumphing at the All-England Club and abruptly split with coach Wim Fissette in the run-up to the season-ending championships. Kerber will be headlining the WTA Finals Singapore after Simona Halep was forced to pull out. 

WTA Finals appearances: 4 (2012-13, 2015-16)

Best result: Runner-up to Dominika Cibulkova, 2016

Win-loss record: 6-8

2018 titles: Wimbledon, Sydney

2018 win-loss record: 45-17

#2 Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki's triumph at the 2017 WTA Finals Singapore set the scene for the Dane's long-awaited maiden major title at the Australian Open just a few months later. 

A champion in Eastbourne, Wozniacki struggled with injuries during the American hard-court season but bounced back when she captured the title at the last Premier Mandatory event of the year in Beijing.

WTA Finals appearances: 5 (2009-11, 2014, 2017)

Best result: Champion, 2017

Win-loss record: 13-8

2018 titles: Australian Open, Beijing, Eastbourne

2018 finals: Auckland

2018 win-loss record: 40-15

#3 Naomi Osaka

Japanese-American sensation Naomi Osaka makes her BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore debut in 2018 after a breakthrough year which has seen the 21-year-old win the biggest titles of her young career at Indian Wells and then the US Open. 

Coached by Sascha Bajin, former hitting partner of Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, Osaka's devastatingly powerful game could be a formidable force at the season-ending championships.

WTA Finals appearances: 0

2018 titles: US Open, Indian Wells

2018 finals: Tokyo

2018 win-loss record: 43-18

#4 Petra Kvitova

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has made a spectacular comeback from the career-threatening knife injuries she sustained to her left hand during a robbery gone wrong at her home in the Czech Republic in late 2016.

While she has struggled to win matches at Grand Slams, Kvitova has compiled a superb win-loss record in regular WTA Tour events in 2018 and is the only other woman in the WTA Finals Singapore field apart from defending champion Wozniacki to have previously taken the title at a season-ending championships.

WTA Finals appearances: 5 (2011-15)

Best result: Champion, 2011

Win-loss record: 10-8

2018 titles: Madrid, Doha, St Petersburg, Birmingham, Prague

2018 win-loss record: 47-14

#5 Sloane Stephens

Making her debut at the WTA Finals Singapore in 2018 is US Open champion Sloane Stephens. 

Although she wasn't able to defend her US Open title, Stephens finished runner-up to Halep - with whom she is developing a burgeoning rivalry - at the French Open in a memorable final and took one of the biggest titles of the year in Miami. The American with the all-round game had to take a wildcard into the Kremlin Cup in Moscow to secure her qualification so will have to make a quick transition back to Asia in order to make her debut at the year-end championships.

WTA Finals appearances: 0

2018 titles: Miami

2018 finals: French Open, Rogers Cup

2018 win-loss record: 33-18

#6 Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will be playing the WTA Finals Singapore for the second consecutive year after just about clinching her qualification the week before the season-ending championships.

Svitolina had an excellent first six months of 2018 as she successfully defended her titles at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Internazionali BNL d'Italia as well as winning the Brisbane International, going 25-6 from January to May - but struggled to back up those results in the second half of the year with a 14-9 record from the French Open to Hong Kong, although she still made the quarterfinals or better at four events. 

WTA Finals appearances: 1

Best result: RR, 2017

WTA Finals win-loss record: 1-2

2018 titles: Brisbane, Dubai, Rome

2018 win-loss record: 39-15

#7 Karolina Pliskova

The final player to qualify by rights for the 2018 WTA Finals Singapore was world no. 5 Karolina Pliskova.

The 2016 US Open finalist will be playing the season-ending championships for the third straight year, but her qualification was a fairly close-run thing after a season that has been underwhelming at times. A quarterfinalist at the Australian and US Opens, Pliskova won titles at the Premier-level events in Stuttgart and Tokyo, reached the Tianjin Open final and was a semifinalist at the Mutua Madrid Open and the Brisbane International.

WTA Finals appearances: 2

Best result: SF, 2017

WTA Finals win-loss record: 3-4

2018 titles: Stuttgart, Tokyo

2018 win-loss record: 47-21

#8 Kiki Bertens

Dutch player Kiki Bertens will be making her debut at the WTA Finals Singapore in 2018 as she replaced Simona Halep in the eight-player field after Halep withdrew due to a back injury. 

Bertens, who came very close to qualifying on merit, has had a breakthrough season in 2018. A former French Open semifinalist considered to be a clay specialist, Bertens's results on clay this year were great - she won the Premier-level Volvo Car Open in Charleston on green clay and finished runner-up to Petra Kvitova in Madrid - and she also did well on grass, making the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time. But it was on hard courts that Bertens really broke through, as she won the biggest title of her career at the Premier-5 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati before picking up another title in Seoul.

WTA Finals appearances: 0

2018 titles: Cincinnati, Charleston, Seoul

2018 finals: Madrid

2018 win-loss record: 44-21

WTA Finals Singapore 2018 Players By Numbers

Here are some key stats and records for each of the players who has qualified for the 2018 WTA Finals Singapore.

WTA Finals Singapore 2018: The field in numbers

PlayerCountryAgePoints2018 titles2018 win-lossPrevious WTA Finals appearancesWTA Finals best result
Angelique KerberGermany305,375Wimbledon, Sydney45-174 (2012-13, 2015-16)Runner-up (2016)
Caroline WozniackiDenmark285,086Australian Open, Beijing, Eastbourne40-155 (2009-11, 2014, 2017)Champion (2017)
Naomi OsakaJapan214,740US Open, Indian Wells43-180-
Petra KvitovaCzech Republic284,255Madrid, Doha, St Petersburg, Birmingham, Prague47-145 (2011-15)Champion (2011)
Sloane StephensUSA253,943Miami33-180-
Elina SvitolinaUkraine243,850Rome, Dubai, Brisbane39-151 (2017)RR (2017)
Karolina PliskovaCzech Republic263,840Stuttgart, Tokyo47-212 (2016-17)SF (2017)
Kiki BertensThe Netherlands263,710Cincinnati, Charleston, Seoul44-210-

About the WTA Finals Singapore

The showcase event in women’s tennis and perhaps the fifth biggest tournament of the year, the WTA Finals Singapore brings together the best players of the season to compete against each other for the immense prize that is the season-ending championships.

The year-end championships will be played for the last time in Singapore in 2018, ending a successful sojourn before the competition moves to the Chinese city of Shenzhen from 2019.

Only the top eight women in the season qualify, with the standings determined not by rolling 52-week rankings but by the points compiled during the year to date thus far. Known as the ‘Race to Singapore’, these rankings provide an invaluable snapshot of which players are having the best year. Every woman on the WTA Tour wants to qualify and, as the season-ending event draws closer, the battles become fiercer, with duels for the last remaining spots often going down to the wire and adding an additional piquancy to the Asian and European events which follow the last Grand Slam of the year.

The eight women who qualify for the WTA Finals Singapore are drawn into two groups of four and compete in round-robin matches, with the top two players from each group reaching the semifinals. Then the slate is wiped clean as the top four compete in the semifinals and then the finals – which can lead to some unusual results, as we saw in 2015 when Agnieszka Radwanska won the WTA Finals Singapore despite having gone 1-2 in the group stages, when she defeated Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova in the semifinals and final. The WTA Finals also features eight doubles teams competing in a similar format.

First played in 1972, the WTA Finals have been known by various names and played in different formats and cities since its inception, but its role as the climax of the WTA Tour season and one of its most prestigious and fiercely-sought prizes has not altered. Previous locations have included New York, Munich, Madrid, Qatar and Istanbul and 43 cities bid for the right to host the WTA Finals from 2014 onwards. Current prize money is $7,000,000 and the winner also lifts the Billie Jean King trophy, named for one of the most iconic athletes of all time.

Four-time champion Chris Evert was the first woman to triumph at the WTA Finals when she lifted the trophy in 1972, defeating Kerry Melville Reid in the final, although Evert was rapidly eclipsed by perpetual rival Martina Navratilova who still holds the record for most titles. Navratilova won the WTA Finals eight times between 1978 and 1986 and also finished runner-up four times in 1975, 1980, 1982 and 1989. Other multiple WTA Finals champions include five-time winner Steffi Graf, three-time champion Monica Seles and two-time champion Martina Hingis.

In recent years, Justine Henin (2006-7), Kim Clijsters (2002-3, 2009) and Amelie Mauresmo (2005) have all taken the WTA Finals title but no woman has been more successful than Serena Williams. The 23-time Grand Slam champion won the WTA Finals for the first time in 2001, took her second title eight years later in 2009 and went on to win a trio of titles in 2012-14. Williams hasn't played the event since, withdrawing in 2015 and 2016 due to injury and missing the WTA Finals in 2017 after giving birth to her daughter.

Other active WTA Finals champions include 2004 winner Maria Sharapova, who also finished runner-up in 2007 and 2012; 2008 champion Venus Williams; 2011 victor Petra Kvitova, who also finished runner-up in 2015 to Radwanska; and 2016 champion Dominika Cibulkova, who crowned a remarkable comeback from injury by defeating Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in the Singapore final. The 2017 WTA Finals Singapore saw Caroline Wozniacki, the former world no. 1 and two-time US Open runner-up, cap a season which saw her reach a remarkable eight WTA Tour finals by defeating Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Venus Williams to claim the biggest title of her career. Wozniacki would go on to win her first major title at the 2018 Australian Open.

The 2018 WTA Finals Singapore will be played from 21-18 October 2018.  

WTA Finals Tournament Information

Fast facts about the WTA Finals Singapore

WTA FinalsBNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global
Dates21-28 October 2018
VenueSingapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
CategoryYear-end championships
First played1972
Draw size8 singles players
8 doubles teams
SurfaceHard (indoors)
Prize moneyUS$7,000,000
Reigning singles championCaroline Wozniacki
Reigning doubles championsTimea Babos/Andrea Hlavackova

WTA Finals Singapore Ranking Points

This table lists the ranking points awarded by the WTA Tour for reaching various rounds at the WTA Finals Singapore. 

WTA Finals Singapore ranking points

RoundPointsMaximum points
Round-robin250 for each win
150 for each loss

WTA Finals Champions

Here is a list of all the players who have won the singles title at the season-ending WTA championships, which has been known by different names and played in different locations over the years.

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

Past winners of the WTA Finals

YearChampionRunner-upTournament nameLocation
1972Chris EvertKerry Melville ReidVirginia Slims ChampionshipsBoca Raton
1973Chris Evert (2)Nancy Richer GuntherVirginia Slims ChampionshipsBoca Raton
1974Evonne Goolagong CawleyChris EvertVirginia Slims ChampionshipsLos Angeles
1975Chris Evert (3)Martina NavratilovaVirginia Slims ChampionshipsLos Angeles
1976Evonne Goolagong Cawley (2)Chris EvertVirginia Slims ChampionshipsLos Angeles
1977Chris Evert (4)Sue BarkerVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1978Martina NavratilovaEvonne Goolagong CawleyVirginia Slims ChampionshipsOakland
1979Martina Navratilova (2)Tracy AustinAvon ChampionshipsNew York
1980Tracy AustinMartina NavratilovaAvon ChampionshipsNew York
1981Martina Navratilova (3)Andrea JaegerAvon ChampionshipsNew York
1982Sylvia HanikaMartina NavratilovaAvon ChampionshipsNew York
1983Martina Navratilova (4)Chris EvertVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1984Martina Navratilova (5)Chris EvertVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1985Martina Navratilova (6)Helena SukovaVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1986 (March)Martina Navratilova (7)Hana MandlikovaVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1986 (November)Martina Navratilova (8)Steffi GrafVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1987Steffi GrafGabriela SabatiniVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1988Gabriela SabatiniPam ShriverVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1989Steffi Graf (2)Martina NavratilovaVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1990Monica SelesGabriela SabatiniVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1991Monica Seles (2)Martina NavratilovaVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1992Monica Seles (3)Martina NavratilovaVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1993Steffi Graf (3)Arantxa Sanchez VicarioVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1994Gabriela Sabatini (2)Lindsay DavenportVirginia Slims ChampionshipsNew York
1995Steffi Graf (4)Anke HuberWTA Tour ChampionshipsNew York
1996Steffi Graf (5)Martina HingisChase ChampionshipsNew York
1997Jana NovotnaMary PierceChase ChampionshipsNew York
1998Martina HingisLindsay DavenportChase ChampionshipsNew York
1999Lindsay DavenportMartina HingisChase ChampionshipsNew York
2000Martina Hingis (2)Monica SelesChase ChampionshipsNew York
2001Serena WilliamsLindsay DavenportSanex ChampionshipsMunich
2002Kim ClijstersSerena WilliamsHome Depot ChampionshipsLos Angeles
2003Kim Clijsters (2)Amelie MauresmoBank of America WTA Tour ChampionshipsLos Angeles
2004Maria SharapovaSerena WilliamsWTA Tour ChampionshipsLos Angeles
2005Amelie MauresmoMary PierceSony Ericsson ChampionshipsLos Angeles
2006Justine HeninAmelie MauresmoSony Ericsson ChampionshipsMadrid
2007Justine Henin (2)Maria SharapovaSony Ericsson ChampionshipsMadrid
2008Venus WilliamsVera ZvonarevaSony Ericsson ChampionshipsDoha
2009Serena Williams (2)Venus WilliamsSony Ericsson ChampionshipsDoha
2010Kim Clijsters (3)Caroline WozniackiSony Ericsson ChampionshipsDoha
2011Petra KvitovaVictoria AzarenkaTEB-BNP Paribas WTA ChampionshipsIstanbul
2012Serena Williams (3)Maria SharapovaTEB-BNP Paribas WTA ChampionshipsIstanbul
2013Serena Williams (4)Li NaTEB-BNP Paribas WTA ChampionshipsIstanbul
2014Serena Williams (5)Simona HalepBNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC GlobalSingapore
2015Agnieszka RadwanskaPetra KvitovaBNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC GlobalSingapore
2016Dominika CibulkovaAngelique KerberBNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC GlobalSingapore
2017Caroline WozniackiVenus WilliamsBNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC GlobalSingapore

WTA Finals Player Records

Most appearances at the WTA Finals

Here is a list of all the players who have competed at the WTA's season-ending championships, and the years in which they did so as well as their best result.

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

Most appearances at the WTA Finals since 2003

PlayerNo. of appearancesYear(s)Best result
Agnieszka Radwanska82008-9, 2011-16Champion (2015)
Maria Sharapova82004-7, 2011-12, 2015Champion (2004)
Elena Dementieva72003-6, 2007-10SF (2008)
Serena Williams72004, 2007-9, 2012-14Champion (2009, 2012-14)
Svetlana Kuznetsova62004, 2006-9, 2016SF (2016)
Petra Kvitova62011-15, 2018Champion (2011)
Caroline Wozniacki62009-11, 2014, 2017-2018Champion (2017)
Victoria Azarenka52009-13Runner-up (2011)
Jelena Jankovic52007-10, 2013SF (2008-9. 2013)
Angelique Kerber52012-13, 2015-16, 2018Runner-up (2016)
Vera Zvonareva52004, 2008-11Runner-up (2008)
Kim Clijsters42003, 2005-6, 2010Champion (2003, 2010)
Simona Halep42014-17Runner-up (2014)
Justine Henin32003, 2006-7Champion (2006-7)
Ana Ivanovic32007-8, 2014SF (2007)
Li Na32011-13Runner-up (2013)
Nadia Petrova32005-6, 2008RR (2005-6, 2008)
Samantha Stosur32010-12SF (2010-11)
Marion Bartoli22007, 2011RR (2007, 2011)
Lindsay Davenport22004-5SF (2004)
Sara Errani22012-13RR (2012-13)
Garbine Muguruza22015-16SF (2015)
Anastasia Myskina22003-4SF (2003)
Dinara Safina22008-9RR (2008-9)
Venus Williams22008-9Champion (2008)
Kiki Bertens12018-
Eugenie Bouchard12014RR (2014)
Jennifer Capriati12003SF (2003)
Anna Chakvetadze12007SF (2007)
Dominika Cibulkova12016Champion (2016)
Daniela Hantuchova12007RR (2007)
Martina Hingis12006RR (2006)
Madison Keys12016RR (2016)
Naomi Osaka12018-
Flavia Pennetta12015RR (2015)
Mary Pierce12005Runner-up (2005)
Karolina Pliskova12016RR (2016)
Chanda Rubin12003RR (2003)
Lucie Safarova12015RR (2015)
Francesca Schiavone12010RR (2010)
Patty Schnyder12005RR (2005)
Sloane Stephens12018-
Ai Sugiyama12003RR (2003)

Most titles won at the WTA Finals

Here is a list of the players who have won the most titles at the WTA's season-ending championships.

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

Players who have won the most titles at the WTA Finals

PlayerNo. of titlesYear(s)
Martina Navratilova81978-9, 1981, 1983-6
Serena Williams52001, 2009, 2012-14
Steffi Graf51987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996
Chris Evert41972-3, 1975, 1977
Kim Clijsters32002-3, 2010
Monica Seles31990-2
Justine Henin22006-7
Martina Hingis21998, 2000
Gabriela Sabatini21988, 1994
Evonne Goolagong Cawley21974, 1976
Tracy Austin11980
Dominika Cibulkova12016
Lindsay Davenport11997
Sylvia Hanika11982
Petra Kvitova12011
Amelie Mauresmo12005
Jana Novotna11999
Agnieszka Radwanska12015
Maria Sharapova12004
Venus Williams12008
Caroline Wozniacki12017

Most finals reached at the WTA Finals

Here is a list of the players who have reached the most finals at the WTA's season-ending championships.

Players who are still active in singles are given in bold.

Most finals reached at the WTA Finals

PlayerNo. of finals reachedYear(s)
Martina Navratilova141975, 1978-9, 1981-6, 1991-2
Chris Evert81972-77, 1983-4
Serena Williams72001-2, 2004, 2009, 2012-14
Steffi Graf61986-7, 1989, 1993, 1995-6
Lindsay Davenport41994, 1998-9, 2001
Martina Hingis41996, 1998-9, 2000
Gabriela Sabatini41987-8, 1990, 1994
Monica Seles41990-92, 2000
Kim Clijsters32002-3, 2010
Evonne Goolagong Cawley31974, 1976, 1978
Amelie Mauresmo32003, 2005-6
Maria Sharapova32004, 2007, 2012
Venus Williams32008-9, 2017
Tracy Austin21979-80
Justine Henin22006-7
Petra Kvitova22011, 2015
Mary Pierce21997, 2005
Caroline Wozniacki22010, 2017
Victoria Azarenka12011
Sue Barker11977
Simona Halep12014
Sylvia Hanika11982
Anke Huber11995
Andrea Jaeger11981
Angelique Kerber12016
Li Na12013
Hana Mandlikova11986
Kerry Melville Reid11972
Jana Novotna11997
Agnieszka Radwanska12015
Nancy Richey Gunter11973
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario11993
Pam Shriver11988
Helena Sukova11985
Vera Zvonareva12008

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