2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions

The 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions was a singles-only tennis tournament played from October 28 to November 2, 2014, on an indoor hard court.[1] It was won by Andrea Petkovic. For the second year of a two-year deal, the tournament by Turkish construction firm Garanti Koza. This was the sixth edition of the tournament as part of the 2014 WTA Tour as well as the third and last held at Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. Defending champion Simona Halep did not take part since she qualified for the 2014 WTA Finals.

2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions
DateOctober 28 – November 2
Edition6th
LocationSofia, Bulgaria
Champions
Singles
Germany Andrea Petkovic
← 2013 · WTA Tournament of Champions

Participants and FormatEdit

The tournament was the season ending event for players who had won one of the WTA International tournaments but had not qualified for the WTA Championships. It consisted of a singles draw of eight players including two wild cards in a round robin format, split into two groups of four. Over the first four days of competition, each player met the other three players in their group, with the top two in each group advancing to the semifinals. The first-placed player in one group met the second-placed player in the other group, and vice versa. The winners of each semifinal met in the championship match.

Round robin tie-breaking methodsEdit

The final standings of each group was determined by the first of the following methods that apply:

  1. Greatest number of wins
  2. Greatest number of matches played; or
  3. Head-to-head results if only two players are tied, or if three players are tied then:
a If three players each have the same number of wins, a player having played less than all three matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two remaining tied players; or
b Highest percentage of sets won; or
c Highest percentage of games won

Prize money and pointsEdit

The total prize money for the 2014 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions was 750,000 United States dollars.

Stage Singles Points 1
Champion RR2 + 200,000 RR2 + 195
Runner-up RR2 + 75,000 RR2 + 75
Semifinalist RR2 + 10,000 RR2
Round Robin (3 wins) 80,000 180
Round Robin (2 wins) 65,000 145
Round Robin (1 win) 50,000 110
Round Robin (0 wins) 35,000 75
Alternate 7,5003 0
  • 1 for every match played in the round robin stage, a player got 25 points, and for each round robin win a player got 35 additional points.
  • 2 RR means prize money or points won during round robin play.
  • 3 Alternates received $7,500 in prize money, even if they did not play.

2014 WTA International tournaments championsEdit

Player Nationality Tournament/s Won
Ana Ivanovic   SRB   Auckland
  Monterrey
Li Na   CHN   Shenzhen
Garbiñe Muguruza   ESP   Hobart
Ekaterina Makarova   RUS   Pattaya City
Kurumi Nara   JPN   Rio de Janeiro
Klára Koukalová   CZE   Florianópolis
Dominika Cibulková   SVK   Acapulco
Alizé Cornet   FRA   Katowice
Caroline Garcia   FRA   Bogota
Donna Vekić   CRO   Kuala Lumpur
María Teresa Torró Flor   ESP   Marrakech
Carla Suárez Navarro   ESP   Oeiras
Monica Puig   PUR   Strasbourg
Eugénie Bouchard   CAN   Nürnberg
Coco Vandeweghe   USA   's-Hertogenbosch
Andrea Petkovic   GER   Bad Gastein
Simona Halep   ROU   Bucharest
Caroline Wozniacki   DEN   İstanbul
Mona Barthel   GER   Bastad
Elina Svitolina   UKR   Baku
Svetlana Kuznetsova   RUS   Washington D.C.
Karin Knapp   ITA   Tashkent
Sabine Lisicki   GER   Hong Kong
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni   CRO   Quebec City
Monica Niculescu   ROU   Guangzhou
Karolína Plíšková   CZE   Seoul
  Linz
Alison Riske   USA   Tianjin
Samantha Stosur   AUS   Osaka
Annika Beck   GER   Luxembourg

ParticipantsEdit

The six highest-ranked players who had captured at least one International tournament during the year and who were not participating in singles at the year-end WTA Finals in Singapore. Players with a purple colour qualified for the 2014 WTA Finals. The two wildcards were first awarded to Tsvetana Pironkova and Jelena Janković. On 11 October, Jankovic withdrew from the tournament and the wild card went to Flavia Pennetta. On 23 October, Samantha Stosur withdrew due to a foot injury and her place went to Garbiñe Muguruza.

WTA Singles Rankings (20 October 2014)
Sd Player Rk Won
-   Simona Halep 4   Bucharest
-   Eugenie Bouchard 5   Nürnberg
-   Ana Ivanovic 7   Auckland
  Monterrey
-   Caroline Wozniacki 8   İstanbul
-   Li Na 9   Shenzhen
1   Ekaterina Makarova 11   Pattaya City
2   Dominika Cibulková 12   Acapulco
3   Flavia Pennetta 15 Wildcard
4   Andrea Petkovic 17   Bad Gastein
5   Carla Suárez Navarro 18   Oeiras
6   Alizé Cornet 20   Katowice
-   Samantha Stosur 21   Osaka
7   Garbiñe Muguruza 23   Hobart
8   Tsvetana Pironkova 41 Wildcard
Alt   Karolína Plíšková 24   Seoul
  Linz
Alt   Elina Svitolina 30   Baku

ChampionsEdit

SinglesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2014-01-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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