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The WTA Elite Trophy is the second-tier year-end professional women's tennis tournament on the WTA Tour. It is the successor event of the WTA Tournament of Champions which took place from 2009–14.

WTA Elite Trophy
Tournament information
Founded2015; 4 years ago (2015)
Editions4th (2018)
LocationZhuhai
China (2015–2019)
VenueHengqin Tennis Center
CategoryTour Championships[1]
SurfaceHard - outdoors
Draw12S / 6D
Prize moneyUS$2,349,363 (2018)
Websitewtaelitetrophy.com
Current champions (2018)
Women's singlesAustralia Ashleigh Barty
Women's doublesUkraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok

The Elite Trophy takes place at the end of each season in two disciplines: singles and doubles. The singles event features 12 players (11 of them ranked from 9th to 19th on the final table of the WTA ranking, and one wildcard). The players are split into four groups of three, with the group winners advancing to the single elimination semifinals. The doubles championships features six teams in two groups with the group winners contesting the final.[2]

The inaugural edition was held in 2015, offering $2.15 million in prize money. Zhuhai, China, hosts the WTA Elite Trophy for the first five years until 2019.

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VenuesEdit

Venue Years Stadium Surface Capacity
  Zhuhai, China 2015–2019 Hengqin International Tennis Center [3] Hard 5,000

Past resultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Venue Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
  Zhuhai 2015   Venus Williams   Karolína Plíšková 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
2016   Petra Kvitová   Elina Svitolina 6–4, 6–2
2017   Julia Görges   CoCo Vandeweghe 7–5, 6–1
2018   Ashleigh Barty   Wang Qiang 6–3, 6–4
2019

DoublesEdit

Venue Year Champion Runner-up Score in final
  Zhuhai 2015   Liang Chen
  Wang Yafan
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–3
2016   İpek Soylu
  Xu Yifan
  Yang Zhaoxuan
  You Xiaodi
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
2017   Duan Yingying
  Han Xinyun
  Lu Jingjing
  Zhang Shuai
6–2, 6–1
2018   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
  Shuko Aoyama
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
2019  
 
 
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WTA Elite Trophy Info". WTA Tour. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  2. ^ "WTA Elite Trophy To Debut In Zhuhai". WTA Tour. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  3. ^ "Venue Info". Populous.com. Retrieved 2015-03-29.

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