One of the last stops on the regular WTA calendar, the premier-level WTB Kremlin Cup in Moscow plays host to some of the world’s best tennis players as the season-ending WTA Finals Singapore field will be decided at the tournament.

Top 10 stars Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova, Sloane Stephens and Kiki Bertens headline the draw as players battle it out for the title, 470 ranking points and a total prize money pool of $867,766.

WTA Moscow Live Streaming

ATP Stockholm tennis is live from October 15-21, with play starting around 11.00am local time (10.00am BST). Online bookmaker bet365 offer customers the chance to watch live streams of the matches live from Stockholm alongside in-play betting.

Watch and bet on Stockholm 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 Moscow tennis:

1. Visit the bet365 website

2. Sign into your account or register for a new one

3. Select Live Streaming

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

5. Enjoy a live stream & in-play betting for WTA Moscow tennis, live between October 8-14.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have a funded account or have placed a bet in the last 24 hours in order to watch tennis; geo-restrictions apply.

WTA Moscow Tournament Schedule

WTA Moscow Players 2018

Considering it’s place on the WTA calendar, the VTB Kremlin Cup traditionally attracts a whole host of the world’s leading players as many of them are still trying to secure a spot at the WTA Finals or attempting to generate some momentum and build up form ahead of the season-ending championships - and the 2018 edition of the tournament is no different!

World No. 1 Simona Halep will return to action in Moscow after missing the last couple of weeks with a back complaint. The Romanian hasn’t won a match since Cincinnati and she will be hoping her back injury isn’t serious as she tries to get back on track in the Russian city.

As far as the Race to Singapore is concerned, both Karolina Pliskova and Kiki Bertens will be fighting it out for two of the final three spots. Both players can secure their tickets to the WTA Finals by reaching the semi-finals - which would knock out Elina Svitolina, who isn’t playing this week - but Bertens needs to reach the semis in order to qualify, while Pliskova can still be knocked out before the semis and make it if Bertens loses early.

Sloane Stephens - who cemented her place in Singapore for the first time - has taken a wildcard into Moscow in order to gain more matches before the season-ending finals, while she will be joined in the draw by more seeds, including Anastasija Sevastova, Daria Kasatkina, Elise Mertens and Anett Kontaveit.

Former champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will be a dangerous floater in the draw, as will the likes of Ekaterina Makarova, former runner-up Daria Gavrilova and former top 10 player Johanna Konta.

About WTA Moscow

First held in 1994, Russia’s only WTA Tour event was upgraded to Premier level in 1996 when it also became an ATP World Tour (250-level) event. Originally played on carpet, a surface no longer in vogue in tennis, the Kremlin Cup switched surfaces to indoor hard courts in 2007 and is played at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.

Russia has hailed five home-grown champions at the Kremlin Cup: Anastasia Myskina (2003-4), Anna Chakvetadze (2006), Elena Dementieva (2007), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Irina-Camelia Begu to claim the title in 2014 and Svetlana Kuznetsova, who defeated Pavlyuchenkova in the 2015 final and then successfully defended her title in 2016, beating Daria Gavrilova in a big match that also secured her qualification into the WTA Finals Singapore. Julia Goerges of Germany captured the title last year, beating Daria Kasatkina in the final as she began a big run of form that ultimately propelled her into the top 10 for the first time.

Such luminaries of the women’s game as Conchita Martinez, Mary Pierce, Jana Novotna and Martina Hingis have all claimed the WTA Moscow title, with Victoria Azarenka (2010), Dominika Cibulkova (2011), Caroline Wozniacki (2012) and Simona Halep (2013) among recent stars to lift the trophy.

WTA Moscow Tournament Information

WTA Moscow Kremlin Cup fast facts

WTA MoscowKremlin Cup
Dates15-21 October, 2018
VenueOlympic Stadium
LocationMoscow, Russia
First Played1994
Draw Size32
SurfaceHard (indoors)
CategoryWTA Premier
Prize Money$867,766
Reigning Singles ChampionJulia Goerges
Reigning Doubles ChampionDaria Kasatkina

WTA Moscow Ranking Points

Ranking points on offer at the Connecticut Open

RoundPoints
Champion470
Runner-up305
Semifinal185
Quarterfinal100
R255
R11
Qualifying25
Q318
Q213
Q11

WTA Moscow Champions

WTA Moscow Kremlin Cup champions

YearChampionRunner-up
1996Conchita MartinezBarbara Paulus
1997Jana NovotnaAi Sugiyama
1998Mary PierceMonica Seles
1999Nathalie TauziatBarbara Schett
2000Martina HingisAnna Kournikova
2001Jelena DokicElena Dementieva
2002Magdalena MaleevaLindsay Davenport
2003Anastasia MyskinaAmelie Mauresmo
2004Anastasia MyskinaElena Dementieva
2005Mary PierceFrancesca Schiavone
2006Anna ChakvetadzeNadia Petrova
2007Elena DementievaSerena Williams
2008Jelena JankovicVera Zvonareva
2009Francesca SchiavoneOlga Govortsova
2010Victoria AzarenkaMaria Kirilenko
2011Dominika CibulkovaKaia Kanepi
2012Caroline WozniackiSamantha Stosur
2013Simona HalepSamantha Stosur
2014Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaIrina-Camelia Begu
2015Svetlana KuznetsovaAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2016Svetlana KuznetsovaDaria Gavrilova
2017Julia GoergesDaria Kasatkina

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