Kvitova 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.
China Open 2019: After first round win, US Open champion Bianca Andreescu says she has forgotten how to lose
Andreescu's run of victories has brought her the US Open and her home Canadian Open in recent weeks, propelling her into the limelight
Halep remains in contention for one of the remaining six spots at the year-end WTA Finals in Shenzhen and is uncertain how her injury will affect the rest of her season
WTA Finals 2019: World number two Karolina Pliskova becomes second player to qualify for season-ending tournament
27-year-old Karolina Pliskova won the inaugural Zhengzhou Open on Sunday, adding to trophies won in Brisbane, Rome and Eastbourne, and will make her fourth appearance in the Finals
Sania Mirza eyes January return to competitive tennis, says she has nothing left to prove to critics
Sania Mirza said that if she does make a comeback to tennis, it won't be to prove anything but just for her love for playing tennis and competing
2019 WTA calendar sees new event in Zhengzhou, Lausanne; bids adieu to Connecticut Open, Moscow River Cup
The new premier-level WTA event, among 10 tournaments this year in China, will launch this year's Asian swing for the women's tennis circuit, taking place the week after the US Open with $1 million in prize money this year and $1.5 million in 2020
Australian Open 2019: Elina Svitolina weathers Madison Keys comeback to reach quarter-finals for second year in a row
24-year-old Elina Svitolina won 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 to set up a last eight clash with either fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan or Latvian 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova
Australian Open 2019: Sixth seed Elina Svitolina shrugs off injury to notch epic comeback win over Zhang Shuai
Elina Svitolina staged an epic fightback and shrugged off an injury to claw her way into the Australian Open fourth round with a three-set win over Zhang Shuai.
World number one Simona Halep admitted a back injury that ended her 2018 season early was "very scary", but she has recovered and is feeling fit heading into the new season.
Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, a former Wimbledon finalist, announced her retirement from tennis at the age of only 29 on Wednesday, citing health issues.
Elina Svitolina discovers belief at the end of tunnel as she turns dismal year around with season-ending WTA Finals title
Svitolina has shown that she won’t always go into her shell on the biggest of stages. When the time comes, she can grunt loud enough, hit hard enough, and fist-pump vociferously enough to beat the best at their own game.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 71: An El Clasico sans Messi and Ronaldo, Elina Svitolina’s WTA Finals title and more on our daily podcast
An El Clasico sans Ronaldo and Messi but still a lot of goals, Elina Svitolina wins the WTA Finals title — we discuss these stories and more on our daily sports podcast
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 71 of Spodcast where we discuss the El Clasico, Elina Svitolina’s WTA Finals title and more
An El Clasico sans Ronaldo and Messi but still a lot of goals, Elina Svitolina wins the WTA Finals title — we discuss these stories and more on our daily sports podcast. Here's the full script.
WTA Finals: Elina Svitolina claims biggest title of her career with comeback win against Sloane Stephens
An unwavering Elina Svitolina claimed the biggest title of her career with a gritty comeback victory against Sloane Stephens at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.
WTA Finals: Timea Babos-Kristina Mladenovic upset Barbora Krejcikova-Katerina Siniakova to claim women's doubles crown
Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic played a masterclass to upset world number one Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the WTA Finals doubles decider on Sunday.
WTA Finals: Gutsy Sloane Stephens overcomes Karolina Pliskova challenge to set up final clash against Elina Svitolina
A gutsy Sloane Stephens recovered from early embarrassment to storm past Karolina Pliskova on Saturday, setting up a mouth-watering WTA Finals decider against in-form Elina Svitolina.
WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens downs top seed Angelique Kerber to seal semi-final clash against Karolina Pliskova
After topping Red Group, Stephens will play Czech Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals.
WTA Finals: Naomi Osaka to focus on becoming better on different surfaces after tearful end to season
Naomi Osaka has set her sights on becoming better on different surfaces, as the US Open champion’s season ended in tears at the WTA Finals on Friday.
WTA Finals: Kiki Bertens advances to semi-finals after tearful Naomi Osaka succumbs to injury in group stage
Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka's WTA Finals debut ended in tears on Friday as she was forced to retire against Kiki Bertens, handing the Dutchwoman a surprise spot in the semi-finals.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 70: BCCI state units demand suspension of CEO Rahul Johri; PV Sindhu wins and more on daily podcast
BCCI state units demand the suspension of CEO Rahul Johri, wrestler Pooja Dhanda's bronze medal, India's day at the French Open – we discuss these stories and more on our daily sports podcast