Svitolina def. Stephens, Babos & Mladenovic wins, WTA Finals champions. - Sports history


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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Svitolina def. Stephens, Babos & Mladenovic wins, WTA Finals champions.

WTA Finals Singapore 2018: Winners List, prize money.

The Women's singles 48th & doubles 43rd edition is about to kick-off for the fifth & sixth time of the 2018 WTA Finals is a women's tennis tournament held in Kallang, Singapore.

 Elina Svitolina’s exceptional event in Singapore came to an excellent end, as the 6th-seeded Ukrainian claimed the biggest title of her career on Sunday by defeating No.5 seed Sloane Stephens of the United States, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, to win the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global championship on Sunday.

WTA Final, Singapore, 2018, prize money, players, points, draw, schedule, format, odds

 After falling in the round-robin in her debut appearance last year, Svitolina won all five of her singles matches this year to attain the crown-jewel season-ending championship and extend her career record in WTA finals to a staggering 13-2.

Svitolina finishes 2018 with four titles, adding Singapore to her roster of trophies throughout the year, which include Brisbane, Dubai, and Rome. She leveled her head-to-head record against Stephens to 2-2 (1-1 in 2018) after Sunday’s grueling two-hour and 23-minute victory.

WTA Finals 2018 Prize money Breakdown.

 There isUS$7 million in prize money on offer this year, which will double to US$14 million in 2019 in Shenzhen.
All singles players receive US$153,000 per round robin win and US$151,000 if they play all three matches. Players will receive US$130,000 for playing two matches, and US$110,000 for playing one match.

Alternates receive US$109,000 for playing two matches, US$89,000 for playing one match, and US$68,000 even if they do not play a match.

The winner of the singles competition will receive an extra US$1.75 million, with the runner-up taking home US$590,000. Losing semi-finalists get US$40,000.

In the doubles, the champions get US$500,000, the runners-up receive US$260,000, the semi-finalists take US$157,500 and quarter-finalists get US$81,250.

WTA Finals 2018 Format.

The singles competition will feature eight players split into two groups of four, in a round-robin format. Each player will meet the other three players in her group over the first four days, with the top two players in each group progressing to the semi-finals.

The first-placed player in each group will face the second-placed player in the other group, with the winners of each semi-final facing each other in the championship match.

For the doubles, teams will compete in a single elimination event, starting at the quarter-finals stage.

  The final standings for each singles group in the round robin stage are determined by most wins, and then most matches played.

 2018 WTA Finals Schedule, Order of Play:

White Group up on Sunday, Red Group on Monday

The doubles draw ceremony takes place at 6pm on Tuesday, October 23.

Sunday, 21st October:
Kvitova   3,  3    :  6,  6   Svitolina
Wozniacki   2,  4  :  6,  6    Pliskova

Monday, 22nd October:
N. Osaka   5, 6, 1   :   7, 4, 6    S. Stephens
A. Kerber   6, 3, 4    :     1, 6, 6    K. Bertens.

Tuesday, 23rd Oct.
C. Wozniacki   7, 3, 6   :  5, 6, 2   P. Kvitova.
E.Svitolina   6, 2, 6,     :    3, 6, 3     K.Pliskova

Wednesday, 24th Oct.
A. Kerber   6, 5, 6     :     4, 7, 4,   N. Osaka 

S. Stephens   7, 2, 6   :   6, 6, 3       K. Bertens

Thursday, 25th Oct.
P. Kvitova 3, 4   :   6, 6, K. Pliskova
C. Wozniacki    7, 5, 3   :   5, 7, 6    E. Svitolina

Friday, 26th Oct.
N. Osaka    3 :  6   K. Bertens
A. Kerber   3, 3   :   6, 6     S. Stephens

Saturday, 27th Oct (Semi-Finals).
S. Stephens 0, 6, 6   :   6, 4, 1   K. Pliskova
 K. Bertens 5, 7,7   :    7, 6, 5    E. Svitolina

Sunday, 28th Oct.    Final.

 Sloane Stephens   6, 2, 2   :   3, 6, 6,     Elina Svitolina

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