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ANGELIQUE KERBER QUALIFIES FOR WTA FINALS

Angelique Kerber books her ticket to Singapore, snatching up the sixth singles spot to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced today that Angelique Kerber has qualified for this year’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. She joins Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Garbiñe Muguruza, Petra Kvitova and Agnieszka Radwanska in the singles field of eight, with two more spots yet to be determined.

Angelique Kerber will make her third appearance at the WTA Finals, after previously qualifying in 2012 and 2013. She has yet to advance out of the group stage. The German was also the first alternate in 2014, but did not compete.

“I’m very happy to have qualified for the WTA Finals again,” said 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.

Kerber has captured four WTA titles this season, all at Premier-level events – the Family Circle Cup - Charleston, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - Stuttgart, Aegon Classic Birmingham and Bank of the West Classic - Stanford. She also reached the final at the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open.

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.

Tickets start at S$16.90 and can be purchased through Sports Hub Tix www.sportshub.com.sg/WTAFinals, the official ticketing partner of the 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Log on to the WTA Finals website www.wtafinals.com for more information and follow on Twitter (@WTAFinalsSG) and Facebook (facebook.com/WTAFinalsSG).

 




 

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