Angelique Kerber Qualifies for BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
Angelique Kerber, the 2015 Family Circle Cup champion (now the Volvo Car Open), has qualified for this year’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. She will make her third appearance in the WTA Finals, qualifying in both 2012 and 2013. She was first alternate in 2014.
Kerber has won four Premiere-level WTA titles this season. Beginning with her win in Charleston at the Family Circle Cup, she went on to win the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, the Aegon Classic in Birmingham and the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.
Kerber’s season soared following her title run in Charleston. In addition to capturing three more titles, she made the quarterfinals in Tokyo and Beijing, the semifinals in Nurnberg and Wuhan, and most recently the final in Hong Kong. She also reached World No. 7, her highest ranking since March 2014, when she was World No. 6.
Kerber joins Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Flavia Pennetta and Lucie Safarova in the WTA Finals singles field of eight.
Staged at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 23-November 1 in partnership with Lagardère Sports, the 2015 WTA Finals features the Top 8 singles players competing for one of the most prestigious trophies in women’s tennis, the Billie Jean King Trophy, while the Top 8 doubles teams will compete for the Martina Navratilova WTA Finals Doubles Trophy. With a record $7 million in prize money on the line, the round-robin singles competition will be the highlight of a 10-day tennis festival that will also include the WTA Legends Classic, WTA Rising Stars Invitational and a WTA Future Stars event.
“I’m very happy to have qualified for the WTA Finals again,” said Angelique Kerber. “After being an alternate last year, I am excited to get back on the court and compete against the top players in the world. I had a great season and really pushed myself to qualify for Singapore – especially as the event came closer.”
Kerber joins 2015 Family Circle Cup doubles champions, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, in Singapore. The World No. 1 doubles team qualified for the WTA Finals in July.
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