The 2015 WTA Finals Singapore Field Is Set
by Tom Gainey | October 22nd, 2015, 9:18 am
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Lucie Safarova clinched the last spot in next week’s WTA Finals in Singapore. The French Open finalist earned her first berth in the singles when Carla Suarez Navarro lost in Moscow to rising star Daria Kasatina, ensuring the Spaniard would not reach the finals and overtake Safarova.

“I am really excited to qualify for the WTA Finals for the first time,” said Safarova. β€œIt has been a dream year and to be one of the eight qualifiers in singles and also compete in the doubles is something that makes me very proud. There have already been so many highlights this year, and I hope to finish it playing some more great tennis in front of the amazing Singapore crowd.”

Here’s the final eight for Singapore:
1. Simona Halep
2. Garbine Muguruza
3. Maria Sharapova (2004 champ)
4. Petra Kvitova (2011 champ)
5. Agnieszka Radwanska
6. Angelique Kerber
7. Flavia Pennetta
8. Lucie Safarova

Defending champion Serena Williams withdrew from the event.

The groupings will be announced on Friday. The tournament kicks off on Sunday.


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23 Comments for The 2015 WTA Finals Singapore Field Is Set

Truthsquad Says:

Here they come! Limping to the finish line…the physically battered, emotionally bruised, fragile survivors of the 2015 WTA season. This should be a really compelling tournament…Lets see who backs their way into this title..woof!


jalep Says:

Just watched the Navarro match – she lost to Russian 18 yr. old, rising star, Daria Kasatkina. Poor Carla…don’t know what was wrong with her but she couldn’t get her game going.

Excited for this! Aga and Flavia are healthy and in form. Maybe enough time for rehab has passed to have the rest of them ready. Safarova has been very rusty her last two matches. Lucie will be in dubs, too.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Im shocked that Sharapovas playing,thought she was still injured,with Serena missing if shes fully fit she would be the favorite IMO….


RZ Says:

I read that there is some controversy about the Luxembourg tournament this week as it didn’t count toward Singapore, but some of the players in contention for Singapore didn’t know about that until it was too late to switch tournaments.

http://thetennisisland.com/2015/10/21/the-crux-with-lux-road-to-singapore-no-more/


jane Says:

weird: my post didnt show up. was wondering if people had seen recent pictures of bartolli? she’s quite thin.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Jane i know this wasnt what you were doing,but IMO Bartollis always been a gorgeous looking woman,whatever her size,too many people get pulled to pieces or pull other people to pieces,and all because of the way they look,unfortunatly its the world we live in….


jane Says:

i am concerned about her health, gypsy, not her looks! her drop in weight has been drastic.

http://static1.purepeople.com/articles/8/16/62/68/@/1954524-marion-bartoli-a-dubai-en-septembre-950×0-2.png


jane Says:

this happened in about 4 months or so…
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSAXAByW0AQX8z8.jpg


jalep Says:

Well, Marion? Many questions about the change but not sure what to say about Marion’s transformation right now. As long as she’s happy – we’ll see over time. I’m still a Bartoli fan.

RZ – thanks for that link. This is the first fall that I’ve followed WTA closer than ATP and gotta say…it was confusing for me trying to follow qualifying points for RTS, but had no idea how confusing it was for the players themselves!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Yeah looking at those pictures me too Jane….


Pamela Says:

Gypsy and Jane – OMG… she looks absolutely emaciated. I always liked the fact she had a normal woman’s body… I never considered her to be the type of girl to want to be stick skinny like the “trendy masses”…. I hope she’s not sick…


Okiegal Says:

Wow, is that the same one who won Wimby and then retired?? That can’t be her….She doesn’t look like herself. She looked better with a little meat on her bones….like me! Lol I will guarantee you she’s running. My niece is running and she’s looking anorexic…rather gaunt in the face. Her neck looks like giraffe….is this healthy???


Okiegal Says:

My niece’s face still looks the same but Marian doesn’t even like herself in the face…….weird. When people start running it gets addictive and they just run continually…..I don’t know if she’s running or taking meth….that will take the weight off in a hurry. I don’t think she would do that…but wow, just wow!! She looks awful! Much more attractve a little heavier, me thinks!


Gypsy Gal Says:

Okie/Pamela as a woman whos 5 foot 3,im small and quite podgy looking,i take medication so i suppose that has alot to do with it,i run around after 27 old people and do Tai Chi,i guess some of us are not made to be thin,but indeed poor Marion doesnt even look like herself anymore….


Margot Says:

OMG I just looked at that picture. She looks seriously ill to me.


jane Says:

jalep, i am still her fan too of course. her weight change doesnt change that! it’s just that this happened so quickly and is so drastic. she looked like herself at wimbledon this year, but USO she was definitely thinner, but she looked beautiful in pictures with serena there, very fit and healthy. to me, this recent change is one step too far.

hi okie, nice to read you. i don’t know if she’s running, but she posts pictures on her instagram account of herself doing calisthenics, and she’s mentioned yoga. i believe she’s glutten free now too.

i am all for getting fit, losing weight, etc. as long as she doesnt take it any further – the weight loss part i mean.

people can get addicted to it, and marion has had issues in the past with weight, food, control, diet, her dad, etc… i remember her dad used to make her eat a diet high in fat. maybe now that she has control of her life, she’s going to the other extreme. who knows!

i just hope she’s okay and that’s all.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Is there any news on the groups for the WTA tour finals per chance tennis-x?….


jalep Says:

Sorry jane. I didn’t mean you did anything wrong! Was just saying I’m going to wait and see. Marion’s weight fluctuated so much over her career and there are pictures I remember of her about a year ago when she was quite big; bigger than she’d been in her career. Which is fine, if she’s happy – she’s certainly beautiful in all pictures, imo.

Just don’t know or remember exactly how rapid the weight loss was. In the shorts picture she looks like she’s at a distance runner’s body weight and she’s got a small frame – (been like that most my life). Not sure what I see in the other picture – it doesn’t look right to me …that’s why I said I just want to wait and see. I hope she writes a book someday – there’s an interesting, informative story.

She has a ways to go before she looks as skeletal as Anna Kournakova lately. Hope she’s not going there.


Gypsy Gal Says:

Jalep me too….


jane Says:

i asked carole bouchard (french tennis reporter) if she thought the weight loss was just quick or whether it’s concerning. her reply was one word: “concerning.”


jane Says:

and here’s the other interesting part…

Barry Clarke ‏@Barry_Clarke93 3h3 hours ago
@bartoli_marion to make special announcement #WTAFinalsSingapore @WTAFinalsSG tomorrow! Via @Eurosport_FR ! Is she returning ?


jalep Says:

Carole Bouchard — Through you and mat4, I know who she is, jane, thanks.

In the picture of her at Dubai Hyatt it’s hard to tell but she could be dangerously thin. Looked at the picture of her in the shorts a few times and thought she looked like she could run a marathon — very thin but that’s the idea. Distance runners can look scary. The shorts picture is not scary to me, I guess. It’s possible she’s got her body to shape she’s never been before and wants to take it out for a spin the tour. She beaming.

Allez Marion!


jalep Says:

…for a spin around the tour. edit.

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