Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: Reuters

WTA tour Championships, Podesi the result is unpredictable the season 2017, ended with the victory of top seed Caroline Wozniacki.

Romanian Simona Halep became the first racket of the world for the year.


The group stage included a number of crazy tension matches and unexpected results. None of the eight participants failed to pass the group stage without defeats. And it perfectly reflects the state of modern women’s tennis, where any can beat any.

In the end, of the three players, who led during the season of the world classification and claim the title of the first racket of the world by the end of the year, in the semi-finals, only one – Karolina Pliskova.

Alena Ostapenko and Elina Svitolina (but not Caroline Garcia, which phenomenally was held at the end of the season) confirmed the theory that the newcomers in our day of the final tournament have a hard time. But both slammed the door goodbye. Champion at Roland Garros after a three-hour super match with Venus Williams, already having lost the chance to qualify from the group, confidently outplayed Pliskova (6:3, 6:1), and Svitolina also already on what do not claim, beat Simon Halep, keeping the first racket of the world in the semi-finals. Garcia after the miraculous salvation in the final match of the group with Caroline Wozniacki (0:6, 6:3, 7:5) on his debut at the WTA tour Championships with a first place in the group included in the best four.

Must be very disappointed with his performance in Singapore remained Garbine Muguruza. Wimbledon champion, which many consider the brightest and most promising among all players, included now in the world elite, began with a shock win over Ostapenko, but then almost without a chance lost to the opponent in the fight for first place in the rating Pliskova, and later lost to Venus Williams. Nevertheless, the Spaniard finished the season second racket of the world.

HALEP is # 1

The battle for the world crown, not even reaching the semifinal, won by Simona Halep. There is something funny that the best player for the year was the one who during the season have missed the opportunity to lead the world rankings not once, not twice. In 2017, the Romanian won the super tournament in Madrid, played the final of Roland Garros and in Rome, Cincinnati and Beijing.

Halep became the 13th in the history of the first racket of the world for the year and the first representative of Romania to have passed this height. Curiously, receiving gift ring designed for # 1, world famous brand jewelry, Simon joked: “You do not think that I’m engaged. Except that with tennis.” And his goal for the season-2018 Romanian marked the victory in the tournament “Grand slam”.


Venus Williams without her sister, who had gone on maternity leave immediately after the Australian Open, was the only representative of the famous family on tour, and honor to the family name defended adequately. She had one of his best seasons over the last decade – played in the finals of two tournaments “the Grand slam” and the third semi-final, returned in Top-10 at their 37 years rewrote several age records. The American returned for the final tournament for the first time since 2009 and didn’t get lost in the company of competitors who literally took their first steps or barely took racket in hand, when she has won on the biggest courts in the world. Williams, the eldest got to the final third major this season and… lost again.

In Melbourne, Venus lost to her younger sister, at Wimbledon – no chance the celestial body. In Singapore, valorises in the semifinals against Caroline Garcia, to oppose the other Caroline – Wozniacki – in a title meeting Williams a little that I could.

The American won against the top seed of all seven previous meetings. But this Sunday, she can boast only in that in the second game was saved with 0:5. But feeding on to stay in the match at 4:5, Supermarine gave the game, and with it the title – 4:6, 4:6. However, home Venus Williams going fifth racket of the world.



Wozniacki, the entire final season played phenomenally. 6:2, 6:0, 6:0, 6:2, 6:0 – with this account in favor of the ex-first racket of the world ended its first five games in Singapore. In the third round she, however, lost its namesake Garcia and even gave her first place in the group, but not lost his spirit. In Saturday’s semifinal, Wozniacki broke the resistance of another Carolina Pliskova, in the final broke a nasty trend of personal meetings with Venus Williams.

Throughout the tournament, the Dane served well and in the finals took four asset ACE – and were forced to admire his forehand. In the final, she’s not holed up in defense for her constantly and mercilessly criticized, and demonstrated a mix of offensive and defensive action, after the meeting with 19 actively winning points with 8 unforced errors.

Wozniacki celebrated the victory – his first of the final tournament and the biggest yet in his career. Carolyn finished the season with 60 victories – more than anyone else in 2017. however, the Dane conquered this milestone for the first time since 2011 that it has completed the first in the world. 2017 same Wozniacki finishes 3rd, having made the leap in the ranking (from the beginning of the season) at 16 positions.

It turns out that the five biggest tournaments in 2017 and won by five different players, and the title of the first racket of the world has got the sixth.


The legendary Martina Hingis, the first currently world number one in doubles for the third time announced the end of his illustrious career. Five-times winner of tournaments of “Grand slam” in singles, I resumed playing at the professional level in 2013 and has since won Wimbledon, the Australian Open twice and the U.S. Open in a couple of the majors and six in mixed doubles. Farewell for a Swiss system tournament was the semifinal match against Hlavackova and Babos, in which Hingis and her current partner, Chang Unani, was defeated 4:6, 6:7 (5:7).

Maria NIKULUSHKINA, Sport-Express

SINGAPORE. The final tournament of the WTA Finals. 7 000 000 $ . Closed courts. Hard. 8 participating. 3rd round. The red group. SVITOLINA (4, Ukraine) – Halep (1, Romania) – 6:3, 6:4. Garcia (8, France) – Caroline Wozniacki (6, Denmark) – 0:6, 6:3, 7:5.

The final table

And N Sets Of The Games

1. Garcia 3 2 1 4-4 38-41

2. Wozniacki 3 2 1 5-2 38-17


3. SVITOLINA 3 1 2 3-4 29-38

4. Halep 3 1 2 2-4 21-30

The playoffs. 1/2 finals. Wozniacki – CT.Pliskova (3, Czech Republic) – 7:6(9), 6:3. V. Williams (5, US) Garcia – 6:7(3), 6:2, 6:3. The final. Wozniacki – V. Williams 6:4, 6:4.

Doubles. 1/4 finals. Chan Ulzzang/Hingis (1, Taiwan/Switzerland) – Groenefeld/Peschke (Germany/Czech Republic) – 6:3, 6:2. Babos/Hlavackova (3, Hungary/Czech Republic) – A Klepac/Martinez Sanchez (Slovenia/Spain) – 6:3, 6:4. Bertens/Larsson (Netherlands/Sweden) – Barty/Dellacqua (4, Australia) – 7:6(7), 6:7(1), 10:6. Makarova/Vesnina (2, Russia) – Dombrowski/Su Yifan (Canada/China) – 6:1, 6:1. 1/2 finals. Babos/Hlavackova – Chan Ulzzang/Hingis – 6:4, 7:6(5). Bertens/Larsson – Makarova/Vesnina – 6:4, 6:3. The final. Babos/Hlavackova – Bertens/Larsson – 4:6, 6:4, 10:5.