SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber showed more passion in the media center than on the court when she crashed out of last year's WTA Finals, the German angered by the format and frustrated by her inability to win the set off an eliminated opponent she needed to advance.
SINGAPORE Agnieszka Radwanska returns to the scene of her greatest triumph next week when she opens the defense of her WTA Finals title and the 27-year-old Pole is the first to admit that luck can be as important as skill to emerge victorious in Singapore.
LONDON Britain's Johanna Konta faces an anxious 24-hour wait before discovering whether she will make her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
SINGAPORE Angelique Kerber is the world number one in women's tennis yet it remains a title she has yet to grow accustomed to after her meteoric rise to the summit.
Serena Williams has withdrawn from the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore later this month citing a persistent shoulder injury, the world number two said on Monday.
Elina Svitolina stayed calm in the face of adversity to secure a surprise 6-3 7-5 win over world number one Angelique Kerber, while Zhang Shuai ousted fourth seed Simona Halep 6-0 6-3 to advance into the quarter-finals of the China Open on Thursday.
Dominika Cibulkova will have to wait to secure a spot at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore after she lost a grueling encounter to Alize Cornet in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Tuesday.
Romania's Simona Halep downed big-hitting American Madison Keys 6-4 6-2 to reach the last four at the Wuhan Open in China on Thursday and clinch a place at the season-ending WTA Finals.
World number one Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from next week's China Open in Beijing because of an elbow injury.