- Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki headline 2015 field
ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today the players that have earned the opportunity to compete in 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.
The Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will take place at the new, custom designed and state-of-the art Zhuhai Hengqin International Tennis Centre. With a total prize money of $2.15 million and 700 ranking points awarded to the champion, the tournament is one of the most prestigious on the tennis calendar, a status highlighted by the addition of tennis legend Li Na as an ambassador.
“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 who 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 four round robin groups of three, 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.
Players competing in the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai are listed below: