WTA Finals 2019: World number seven Petra Kvitova qualifies for season-ending tournament in Shenzen

  • World number seven Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA said on Monday.

  • Petra Kvitova will join Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka at the 27 October- 3 November tournament.

  • The top eight singles players face off in a round-robin format at the WTA Finals, with the winner taking home the Billie Jean King Trophy.

World number seven Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA said on Monday.

The 29-year-old Czech, who won the title on her debut in 2011, will join Ash Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu and Naomi Osaka at the 27 October- 3 November tournament, which offers $14 million in prize money.

 WTA Finals 2019: World number seven Petra Kvitova qualifies for season-ending tournament in Shenzen

Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen. AP

“I’m so happy to qualify,” Kvitova, who won titles in Sydney and Stuttgart and finished runner-up at the Australian Open this year, said in a statement.

“After a great start to the year in Australia I’m really proud to have secured my spot for the seventh time. This will be the third city I have visited for the WTA Finals so I’m excited to see what’s in store in Shenzhen.”

The top eight singles players face off in a round-robin format at the WTA Finals, with the winner taking home the Billie Jean King Trophy.

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Updated Date: Oct 07, 2019 14:38:04 IST