The WTA Finals is a professional women’s tennis tournament considered to be one of the most prestigious events after the four Grand Slams and you can watch the WTA Finals Live Streaming for 2017 below.
It is played among the top-ranked tennis players at the end of every season, where the victor gets a massive prize money and a bunch of ranking points. Top eight singles players and top eight doubles team participate every year, based on their performance on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour over a period of 52 weeks in the season.
The 2017 WTA Finals will be played from 22nd – 29th October in Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore on indoor hard courts. This season, the prize money purse is $7 million.
In order to qualify for the WTA Finals as a singles player, points are calculated by adding the points earned from 16 tournaments.
Out of these 16 events, the player’s points must reflect her performance in the four Grand Slams, the four Premier Mandatory events, best results from two Premier 5 events and six best results from any other tournaments in the course of the season.
For doubles, the points are considered from 11 events which are non-specific in nature. This means that any combination of 11 events can be considered to get the best points tally. This may or may not include the Grand Slams.
This leads to the formation of a separate table which monitors the ranking of the players, strictly from the perspective of qualifying for the WTA Finals. This table is known as the Road to Singapore, which is updated at the end of every tournament.
Once the playing field is set, the eight singles players are split into two groups of four, which then compete in a robin-round format.
Each other player plays three other players in the group. The top two players from each group then proceed to the semifinal, wherein, the winner of one group competes with the runner-up from the other. The winners of these semifinals then proceed to meet in the final match.
For doubles, the eight teams are split into two halves, with every half being a ‘quarterfinal’.
There is direct elimination here instead of robin round format. The winning teams from two halves then meet in the final for the doubles championship match.
WTA Finals Live Streaming
You can live stream the matches from WTA Finals Singapore at bet365.com. In case you don’t have an account there, make one.
After making the account, make a deposit of $10. Then, click on ‘Live Streaming’ tab and select the event you wish to stream live.
You can also consider signing up for WTA TV, a paid feature launched exclusively by WTA which live streams all the matches on the WTA Tour. You can enjoy the matches anytime, anywhere in high quality. You can watch more than 2000 matches live across 47 WTA tournaments.
WTA Finals 2017 Live on TV:
We’ll update this information once the tournament draws closer.