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The 2016 WTA Elite Trophy was a women's tennis tournament played at the Hengqin International Tennis Center in Zhuhai, China from 1 to 6 November 2016. It was the second edition of the singles event and doubles competition. The tournament was contested by twelve singles players and six doubles teams.

2016 WTA Elite Trophy
DateNovember 1 – 6
Edition2nd
Draw12S/6D
SurfaceHard / Outdoor / Covered Court
LocationZhuhai, China
VenueHengqin International Tennis Center
Champions
Singles
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Doubles
Turkey İpek Soylu / China Xu Yifan
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TournamentEdit

QualifyingEdit

WTA Elite Trophy is an invitation-only event.

Singles qualifyingEdit

The field will consist of the top eleven players not already qualified for the 2016 WTA Finals, plus either (a) the 12th-player not qualified for 2016 WTA Finals, or (b) a wild card. The final two alternates for the 2016 WTA Finals would have been eligible to play in WTA Elite Trophy even if they had participated in the WTA Finals.[1]

Doubles qualifyingEdit

Two teams composed of players that did not compete in the WTA Finals singles (except Finals Alternates) or doubles competitions, using the players’ combined doubles rankings as of the Monday after the final regular-season Tournament of the current Tour Year to determine the order of acceptance; and up to two teams composed of players that did not compete in the WTA Finals singles (except Finals Alternates) or doubles competitions and that include at least one Elite Trophy Singles Qualified Player or Elite Trophy Alternate, using the higher of the players’ combined singles or doubles rankings as of the Monday after the final regular-season Tournament of the current Tour Year to determine the order of acceptance. Plus two wild cards. For each wild card not given out, the next highest pair of players shall become a participant.[2]

It was unclear how the selection was determined eventually as two teams were announced as participants despite not fulfilling these criteria.

FormatEdit

The singles event features twelve players in a round robin event, split into four groups of three. Over the first four days of competition, each player meets the other two players in her group, with the winner in each group advancing to the semifinal. The winners of each semifinal meet in the championship match. The six doubles teams will be split into two round robin groups, with the winner of each advancing to the final.

Round robin tie-breaking methodsEdit

The final standings of each group were determined by the first of the following methods that applied:

  1. Greatest number of wins.
  2. Greatest number of matches played.
  3. Head-to-head results
  4. In case of a 3-way tie:
  • Percentage of sets won
  • Percentage of games won

Prize money and pointsEdit

The total prize money for the Huajin Securities 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai was US $2,210,000.[3]

Stage Singles Doubles
Prize money Points Prize money Points
Champion RR1 + $450,000 RR + 460 RR1 + $20,000 N/A
Runner-up RR + $150,000 RR + 200 RR1 + $10,000 N/A
Semifinalist RR + $15,000 RR N/A N/A
Round Robin win per match $92,500 1202 $5,000 N/A
Round Robin loss per match $20,000 402 N/A N/A
Participation fee N/A N/A 15,000 N/A
Alternates $10,000 N/A N/A N/A
  • 1 RR means prize money or points won in the round robin.
  • 2 The wildcard entry will earn 80 points per win and 0 points per loss in the round robin.

Player head-to-headEdit

Below are the head-to-head records as they approached the tournament.

2016 WTA Elite Trophy – Singles

# Player Konta Suárez Navarro Kvitová Svitolina Vinci Bacsinszky Vesnina Stosur Strýcová Bertens Garcia Zhang Overall YTD
1   Johanna Konta 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 10–7 44–21
2   Carla Suárez Navarro 0–1 5–5 2–2 6–1 4–3 2–0 3–4 6–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 32–18 39–21
3   Petra Kvitová 2–1 5–5 5–1 3–3 0–2 1–0 7–1 6–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 33–16 42–22
4   Elina Svitolina 1–0 2–2 1–5 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 10–13 38–21
5   Roberta Vinci 0–1 1–6 3–3 2–1 1–1 3–5 1–2 4–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 18–24 28–24
6   Timea Bacsinszky 0–0 3–4 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 2–1 0–1 13–15 31–22
7   Elena Vesnina 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 5–3 1–2 2–3 0–3 0–0 2–0 0–0 13–16 39–19
8   Samantha Stosur 0–0 4–3 1–7 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 15–18 30–22
9   Barbora Strýcová 0–0 1–6 1–6 0–2 2–4 4–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 5–1 1–0 20–20 37–23
10   Kiki Bertens 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 9–8 49–20
11   Caroline Garcia 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–5 0–2 1–0 7–15 33–24
12   Zhang Shuai 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 5–15 37–21

Qualified playersEdit

The 2 tables below are part of the tables from Road to Singapore

SinglesEdit

Players in Gold have qualified for Zhuhai. Players in brown have withdrawn from the 2016 WTA Elite Trophy.

Rank Player Grand Slam tournament Premier Mandatory Best Premier 5 Best other Total points Tours Titles
AUS FRA WIM USO INW MIA MAD BEI 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6
Qualified for Zhuhai
10   Johanna Konta SF
780
R128
10
R64
70
R16
240
R16
120
QF
215
R64
10
F
650
QF
190
QF
190
W
470
SF
185
R16
105
R16
105
QF
60
R16
55
3455 22 1
11   Carla Suárez Navarro QF
430
R16
240
R16
240
R16
240
A
0
R64
10
R16
120
R64
10
W
900
QF
190
SF
185
SF
185
SF
110
R16
105
R16
105
QF
100
3170 22 1
12[4]   Victoria Azarenka QF
430
R128
10
A
0
A
0
W
1000
W
1000
R16
120
A
0
R32
1
W
470
R16
30
3061 9 3
13   Petra Kvitová R64
70
R32
130
R64
70
R16
240
QF
215
R32
65
R16
120
QF
215
W
900
R16
105
SF
185
SF
185
F
180
R16
105
R16
55
A
0
2840 20 1
14   Elina Svitolina R64
70
R16
240
R64
70
R32
130
R32
65
R16
120
R32
65
SF
390
R16
105
R32
60
F
305
W
280
SF
185
SF
185
SF
185
R32
1
2456 21 1
15   Venus Williams R128
10
R16
240
SF
780
R16
240
R64
10
R64
10
A
0
R64
10
R16
105
R16
105
F
305
W
280
R32
60
R16
55
R16
30
R32
1
2241 15 1
16[5]   Caroline Wozniacki R128
10
A
0
R128
10
SF
780
R64
10
R32
65
A
0
R16
120
R16
105
R16
105
W
470
W
280
SF
110
QF
60
QF
60
R16
55
2240 21 2
17   Roberta Vinci R32
130
R128
10
R32
130
QF
430
R16
120
R32
65
R64
10
R32
65
QF
190
R16
105
W
470
R16
105
QF
100
QF
100
QF
100
R32
60
2190 22 1
18   Timea Bacsinszky R64
70
QF
430
R32
130
R64
70
R16
120
SF
390
R16
120
R32
65
QF
190
R16
105
W
280
SF
110
R16
105
R32
1
R32
1
R32
1
2188 19 1
19   Elena Vesnina Q1
2
R64
70
SF
780
R32
130
Q1
2
R32
95
R32
95
R64
10
QF
220
Q2
20
F
330
QF
100
QF
100
QF
60
R16
55
R32
25
2094 19 0
20   Samantha Stosur R128
10
SF
780
R64
70
R64
70
R16
120
R64
10
SF
390
R64
10
R32
60
R32
60
F
180
QF
100
QF
60
QF
60
R16
55
R16
55
2090 20 0
21   Barbora Strýcová R16
240
R32
130
R32
130
R128
10
R16
120
R64
35
R32
65
R32
65
QF
190
QF
190
F
305
F
305
R16
105
QF
60
R32
60
R32
60
2070 21 0
22   Kiki Bertens R128
10
SF
780
R32
130
R128
10
R128
30
R32
95
A
0
A
0
R64
1
R64
1
W
298
F
180
SF
110
SF
110
QF
60
R32
18
1912 21 1
23   Caroline Garcia R128
10
R64
70
R64
70
R32
130
R128
10
R32
65
R32
65
R16
120
R32
60
R64
1
W
280
W
280
SF
185
W
160
SF
110
R16
55
1725 26 2

Other entrantsEdit

The following player received a wildcard into the singles draw:

DoublesEdit

Country Player Country Player Rank1
  SLO Andreja Klepač   ESP Arantxa Parra Santonja 65
  TUR İpek Soylu   CHN Xu Yifan 96
  AUS Anastasia Rodionova   UKR Olga Savchuk 104
  GEO Oksana Kalashnikova   GER Tatjana Maria 106
  • 1 Rankings as of 24 October 2016

Other entrantsEdit

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles draw:

ChampionsEdit

SinglesEdit

DoublesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Women's Tennis Association. "IX.B.1.a". 2015 WTA OFFICIAL RULEBOOK (PDF).
  2. ^ Women's Tennis Association. "IX.B.2.a". 2016 WTA OFFICIAL RULEBOOK (PDF).
  3. ^ "Match Notes" (PDF).
  4. ^ Azarenka announces pregnancy
  5. ^ Injured Wozniacki retires from last major tournament

External linksEdit