2015 WTA Finals Singapore Groups Announced: Maria Sharapova Lands With Simona Halep
by Staff | October 23rd, 2015, 3:02 pm

The groupings for the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore were announced earlier today and lone former champion in 2004 Maria Sharapova landed in the Red Group along with top seed Simona Halep, former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska and US Open champion Flavia Pennetta, the only reigning Grand Slam winner in the event.

The White Group features Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza who has had an excellent fall. The Spaniard is joined by three lefties in 2-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, French Open finalist Lucie Safarova and German No. 1 Angelique Kerber.

(1) Simona Halep (ROU #2)
(3) Maria Sharapova (RUS #3)
(5) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL #6)
(7) Flavia Pennetta (ITA #8)

(2) Garbine Muguruza (ESP #4)
(4) Petra Kvitova (CZE #5)
(6) Angelique Kerber (GER #7)
(8) Lucie Safarova (CZE #9)

The tournament is without World No. 1 Serena Williams who withdrew at the start of the month from the tournament to rest for next season. Sharapova hasn’t played since suffering a left arm injury in Wuhan.

The event also marks the farewell for Italian veteran Flavia Pennetta who is expected to (but might not) retire at the end of this year.

Action begins on Sunday in Singapore.

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10 Comments for 2015 WTA Finals Singapore Groups Announced: Maria Sharapova Lands With Simona Halep

Gypsy Gal Says:

Nice photo,the girls look stylish and wear it well,especially love Flavias two tone dress,always did love that type of style,….anyway i think Marias the favorite,with Serena missing she will be smiling and smelling blood….

jane Says:

The groups are a little uneven but not bad. To me the red group is the tougher of the two. That is a really nice photo of the ladies. Hope they have a great year end tournament!

Giles Says:

Very elegant apart from Halep who looks like a lump.

jalep Says:

So happy Lucie made it in Singles – Flavia, too. Have favorites in both groups.

Can’t even pick which group might be stronger. Group 1: on paper, Maria should have no problem with Simona or Agnieszka but Flavia at least has a positive h2h v Maria. Flavia has a positive h2h Simona, too; but not Aga.


jalep Says:

Giles, I was thinking Simona looks great. But Lucie didn’t get the short-knee length dress memo. Flavia is stunning – what a life this year!

Giles Says:

Actually don’t like Pova’s dress. Looks like grandma. 😜 That print! 😡

RZ Says:

@Jalep – Lucie also missed the black or black and white dress memo, but she was also the last one in so we’ll forgive her. :-)

Is that Stacey Alaster in the middle? Love her dress.

jalep Says:

Here’s a better look at 4 of them. The 4 behind are looking left out …Maria is hidden, Giles ;)


RZ, Lucie’s dress is quite gorgeous and I like her hair color. Yes we can forgive her and hope she loses the rust she had in Moscow!

Sunday matches:
Flavia v Simona
Maria v Aga

Muguruza/Navarro v Safarova/Mattek-Sands

jane Says:

nice pictures jalep. petra looks killer!

Margot Says:

Ah, Simona knows you can’t go wrong with a “little black dress.”
But some of the others…crikey.

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