WTA Elite Trophy

You can find all you need to know about the WTA Elite Trophy 2023 in Chinese Zhuhai including the entry list, draw, winners, results, schedules, prize money,  Rebound Ace court system, and more on tennisuptodate.com.
Date: October 24 - October 29, 2023
Draw Size: 12S/16D
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You can see all of the news about the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai 2023 below and read more about the tournament below the headliners.
  • The tournament is played at the Hengqin International Tennis Center in Zhuhai, China. It is the sixth edition of the singles event and doubles competition, and the first since 2019, after the intervening editions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in mainland China.
  • The WTA Elite Trophy is a women’s tennis tournament that brings together 11 players ranked 9 to 19 in the WTA year-end singles point ranking together with also one extra wild card awarded to a Chinese player. One also refers to this group of players as an event played between the 'non-qualifiers of the WTA Finals'.
  • The tournament format is a round-robin with four groups of three players each, followed by a knock-out stage with the winners of each group progressing to the semi-finals.
  • The tournament is part of the WTA 1000 series.
  • The defending champion is Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus, who defeated Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands in the 2019 final by 6–4, 6–2. Sabalenka also won the doubles title with her partner Elise Mertens from Belgium, beating Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara from Japan by 6–1, 6–3.
The WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai is the only WTA tournament that has a covered court surface. So matches are played indoors, regardless of the weather conditions outside. The court surface is hard, but it has a special cushioning system that reduces the impact on the players’ joints and muscles. The system was also used at the Australian Open between 1998 and 2007. It was called Rebound Ace. The difference between the Rebound Ace and the ordinary hardcourt is the degree of hardness. Rebound Ace is softer as a result of which when the ball bounces the first time its speed decreases. The speed and friction also depend on the materials used to prepare the top layer of the court.

Results Ladies’ Singles WTA Elite Trophy:

2023 First competition since 2019, final played on October 29, 2023
2019 Aryna Sabalenka d. Kiki Bertens 6–4, 6–2
2018 Ashleigh Barty d. Qiang Wang 6–3, 6–4
2017 Julia Görges d.  Coco Vandeweghe 7–5, 6–1
2016 Petra Kvitova d. Elina Svitolina 6–4, 6–2
2015 Venus Williams d. Karolína Pliskova 7–5, 7–6(8–6)


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