Glam slam tennis action
Dominika Cibulkova was crowned Singles Champion at the WTA Finals 2016, by Lagardère Sports
The crown jewel of the women's tennis circuit, the WTA Finals returned to Singapore for more smashing action. The world’s top eight women’s Singles players and Doubles pairs went head-to-head for the coveted championship titles, not to mention a US$7 million prize. The action took place over 10 days, starting with the Singles Draw Ceremony at Marina Bay Sands, followed by the Doubles Draw Ceremony at the Fan Village a few days later, where fans saw the players get matched up against each other during the live draw.
Dominika Cibulkova emerged as the unexpected champion when she beat top seed Angelique Kerber – who she lost to during the round robin matches. Being crowned WTA Finals Singles Champion is the biggest title of Cibulkova’s career to date. On the Doubles front, Rio Olympics Gold medallists Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova also scored a well-deserved trophy.
Off court, the inaugural Family Day took place on 23 October with games and a variety of fun activities for the young and young at heart. Fans also had the opportunity to get up-close and personal with their favourite tennis stars in the Fan Village — some even walking away with prized autographs and signed mementos. Young athletes also got the chance to shine at the WTA Future Stars Tournament, which saw budding sporting superstars taking to the courts – with maybe even a future WTA Finals champion walking amongst them.
Expect even more adrenaline-pumping tennis action when the WTA Finals returns in October 2017.