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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Bencic retired, Svitolina face Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals.

Elina Svitolina will face Ashleigh Barty in the WTA Finals 2019 in Shenzhen.

Ukrainian Svitolina, 25, had fought back to lead 5-7 6-3 4-1 when a tearful Belinda Bencic, 22, retired from their semi-final with cramp, Now Defending champion Elina Svitolina will face world number one Ashleigh Barty in the WTA Finals showpiece in Shenzhen on Sunday afternoon...

 In the other Semi-final No.1 seed, Ashleigh Barty bounced back from a set down to reach her first final at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, defeating No.2 seed Karolina Pliskova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes.

Elina Svitolina will face Ashleigh Barty in the WTA Finals 2019

 WTA Finals 2019:  Elina Svitolina vs Ashleigh Barty: Head to head, Stats.

In five previous meetings, No.8 seed Elina Svitolina has conceded no losses and just two sets to No.1 seed Ashleigh Barty.
 Svitolina also posted straight-sets defeats of Barty at Wimbledon and Beijing in 2017, and at Miami 2018.
 Svitolina is seeking her first title since winning the WTA Finals at the end of 2018, in her first final of the 2019 season.

Top 7 women's tennis players to successfully defend the WTA Finals titles.

here is the  Top 7 best  women's tennis players who successfully defend their WTA Finals titles.
 Elina Svitolina Moving towards the list.

  1. Chris Evert (1972-73), 
  2. Martina Navratilova (who defended the title five times in total between 1979 and 1986), 
  3. Monica Seles (who won a hat-trick of trophies between 1990 and 1992), 
  4. Stefanie Graf (1995-96), 
  5. Kim Clijsters (2002-03), 
  6. Justine Henin (2006-07) 
  7. Serena Williams (who won a hat-trick between 2012 and 2014). 

The Ukrainian already has three successful title defences under her belt in her career: Baku 2013-14, Dubai 2017-18 and Rome 2017-18.

 Barty is aiming to become the sixth player to lift the WTA Finals trophy on her debut in the tournament, 

  • Chris Evert (who won the first edition of the event in 1972), 
  • Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1974), 
  • Serena Williams (2001), 
  • Petra Kvitova (2011)
  •  Dominika Cibulkova (2016).

Ashleigh Barty will fight against Elina Svitolina in the WTA Finals 2019

 Barty is looking to become the second Australian champion at the WTA Finals,  

1974 and 1976 winner Evonne Goolagong Cawley. The last time either a World No.1 or reigning Slam champion took the title was Serena Williams's 2014 victory.

2019 WTA Finals Schedule: Order of Play, Start time.

ORDER OF PLAY (starts 4.30pm)


[3] Timea BABOS (HUN) / Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) vs [2] HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) / Barbora STRYCOVA (CZE)

Not before 7.30pm

[1] Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) vs [8] Elina SVITOLINA (UKR)

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