For the fifth year in a row, Hawk-Eye Innovations technology will be in use at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. First tested by the ITF in 2005, Hawk-Eye has been a part of the WTA tour since its debut in Miami in 2006. Now, the technology is used at almost every level of the competition - from Grand Slams to top-tier events to the WTA Finals.
Hawk-Eye takes the guesswork out of close line calls by using ball-tracking cameras to determine whether a ball lands in or out. Players are allowed three incorrect challenges per set and an additional one if the set goes to a tie-break. The technology also captures player and ball tracking data, providing coaches with stats on everything from break points saved to the exact contact point of a service return.
Rolex, the Official Timekeeper of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, sponsors the Hawk-Eye electronic line-calling system at the tournament, which enhances the game for players and fans alike. The long-standing partnership between Rolex and tennis dates back to 1978, when the brand became the Official Timekeeper of the Wimbledon Championships. Since then, it has sponsored events such as the Australian Open and ATP Masters events in Shanghai, as well as global tennis stars including Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and retired tennis star Li Na.
Staged at the Singapore Sports Hub from October 23 to November 1, the 2015 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global will feature the world's Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams competing for a record $7 million in prize money.