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2018 WTA Finals Singapore Singles Draw Result

The singles draw for the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global was made Friday (19/10/2018) evening at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre. The players were drawn into the following groups:

Red Group

[1] Angelique Kerber (Germany)

[3] Naomi Osaka (Japan)

[5] Sloane Stephens (USA)

[8] Kiki Bertens (The Netherlands)

White Group

[2] Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

[4] Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)

[6] Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

[7] Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

In the Red Group, Kerber said “I’m really excited to be back here in Singapore. It’s great to finish the year here at the WTA Finals. I think it doesn’t matter in which group you are, we are the eight best players in the world right now, so I’m feeling good and ready to go.”

Osaka thinks everyone in her group is a really good player so she is just really excited to get to play them. She is just looking forward to every match.

Stephens claimed that “It’s been a great first day. Very busy. Very eventful. Super excited to be here. Excited for another great opportunity to compete with the best players in the world. It’s a really good group, really strong girls. I think it will be some great match ups and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Bertens said that “I think it’s nice to see who you’re going to play, but it’s all great players. They’re all going to be tough matches but I’m really looking forward to playing them.”

On the other hand, White Group top seed Wozniacki mentioned that “All the best players are here so there’s no easy matches. I’m just excited to start the competition and do my best. As defending champion I want to defend my title and end the season on a high.”

Kvitova said that “Everyone here is a great player and they are here because they had a great season. It means that no matter the draw, every single match is going to be tough and we have to be ready. You really cannot choose, that’s how it is and that's what makes it exciting."

Pliskova mentioned that “Basically, I know all the players. I’ve played against everybody. There is defending champion, Wozniacki, so it’s going to be tough. But, of course Kvitova is tough, I never beat her. I think there is no easy player here, so we will see and I will do my best.”

Svitolina told that “Singapore is very special for me. Last year was the first time when I qualified for the Finals. Always when I come to Singapore I have a special feeling. Definitely when I step on that court, I have goose bumps. You play for those kind of moments. Both groups are very, very tough. We have the best players in the world here. You cannot really choose a weaker one.”

The order of play for the first two days of round robin play has been released:

Sunday 21 October

Start 11 am

Future Stars Under 14 Final

Followed by

Future Stars Under 16 Final

Start 4:15 pm

Opening Ceremony

Start 5 pm - White Group

[4] Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) vs [6] Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

Followed by - White Group

[2] Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) vs [7] Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

Monday 22 October

Start 7:30 pm - Red Group

[3] Naomi Osaka (Japan) vs [5] Sloane Stephens (USA)

Followed by

[1] Angelique Kerber (Germany) vs [8] Kiki Bertens (The Netherlands)

World No.1 Simona Halep has been forced to withdraw from the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore 2018 presented by SC Global due to an ongoing back injury on 18/10/2018 and hence WTA Finals Ranking No. 9 Kiki Bertens (The Netherlands) in and she will play in the Red Group.

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