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.
— TennisTV (@TennisTV) October 23, 2015
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