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The latest news from the top eight women tennis seeds at the WTA Championships.
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 19:11


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The WTA Championships sees world's top eight female players compete for the final title of the season. Despite being the number three seed, Serena Williams enters the competition in Istanbul as unofficial favourite. The American opened with convincing win over Angelique Kerber
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Another player who started with an opening win over Kerber is Williams' rival for the title, world number one Victoria Azarenka (L). However, it took a set more for the Belarussian to defeat Kerber in their round robin match. Twice defeated Kerber is world number five
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There was a premature end to the tournament for Czech Petra Kvitova. She retired after her opening defeat to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. The defending champion told the media she was suffering from a viral illness 
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The woman to step in for Kvitova was none other than Australia's Sam Stosur, the ninth top female player in the world. Stosur couldn't get off to a winning start suffering a three-set defeat to Italian Sara Errani
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Russian Maria Sharapova is not only hunting down the WTA Championships title but also the world number one ranking. The French Open winner has already made the semi-finals although current world number one Victoria Azarenka needs another win to get through  
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The woman standing in the way of Azarenka keeping her top spot is China's Li Na. If Li Na defeats Azarenka she will take the last semi-final spot in the red group. And if Sharapova wins the tournament the world of tennis will have a new top dog
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The final place in the white round robin group came down to an all or nothing clash between Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska and Italy's Sara Errani. The result followed form with the fourth seed Radwanska defeating her seventh ranked opponent to join Maria Sharapova in the semis
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After her two-set victory over Azarenka, Serena Williams is unbeaten in the competition. The American is not competing for the world number one ranking as she hasn't played enough tournaments this year. However, she consistently beats the seeds above her 
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The WTA Championships sees world(***)s top eight female players compete for the final title of the season. Despite being the number three seed, Serena Williams enters the competition in Istanbul as unofficial favourite. The American opened with convincing win over Angelique Kerber;*;Another player who started with an opening win over Kerber is Williams(***) rival for the title, world number one Victoria Azarenka (L). However, it took a set more for the Belarussian to defeat Kerber in their round robin match. Twice defeated Kerber is world number five;*;There was a premature end to the tournament for Czech Petra Kvitova. She retired after her opening defeat to Poland(***)s Agnieszka Radwanska. The defending champion told the media she was suffering from a viral illness ;*;The woman to step in for Kvitova was none other than Australia(***)s Sam Stosur, the ninth top female player in the world. Stosur couldn(***)t get off to a winning start suffering a three-set defeat to Italian Sara Errani;*;Russian Maria Sharapova is not only hunting down the WTA Championships title but also the world number one ranking. The French Open winner has already made the semi-finals although current world number one Victoria Azarenka needs another win to get through  ;*;The woman standing in the way of Azarenka keeping her top spot is China(***)s Li Na. If Li Na defeats Azarenka she will take the last semi-final spot in the red group. And if Sharapova wins the tournament the world of tennis will have a new top dog;*;The final place in the white round robin group came down to an all or nothing clash between Poland(***)s Agnieszka Radwanska and Italy(***)s Sara Errani. The result followed form with the fourth seed Radwanska defeating her seventh ranked opponent to join Maria Sharapova in the semis;*;After her two-set victory over Azarenka, Serena Williams is unbeaten in the competition. The American is not competing for the world number one ranking as she hasn(***)t played enough tournaments this year. However, she consistently beats the seeds above her Daylife ID:
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In Pictures: WTA Championshipshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-ChampionshipsThe latest news from the top eight women tennis seeds at the WTA Championships.en-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:17:19 GMTFri, 26 Oct 2012 11:00:30 GMTTEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Threehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=07txdIJ7Tc4VF

The WTA Championships sees the world's top eight female players compete for the final title of the season. Despite being the number three seed, Serena Williams entered the competition in Istanbul as unofficial favourite. The American opened with a convincing win over German Angelique Kerber

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=07txdIJ7Tc4VFMatthew StockmanGetty ImagesGetty Images

The WTA Championships sees the world's top eight female players compete for the final title of the season. Despite being the number three seed, Serena Williams entered the competition in Istanbul as unofficial favourite. The American opened with a convincing win over German Angelique Kerber

TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Three
TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Twohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0eE46gLdYB5iP

Another player who started with an opening win over Kerber is Williams' main rival for the title, world number one Victoria Azarenka. However, it took a set more for the Belarussian to defeat Kerber in their round robin match. Twice defeated Kerber is ranked world number five

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:44:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0eE46gLdYB5iPMatthew StockmanGetty ImagesGetty Images

Another player who started with an opening win over Kerber is Williams' main rival for the title, world number one Victoria Azarenka. However, it took a set more for the Belarussian to defeat Kerber in their round robin match. Twice defeated Kerber is ranked world number five

TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Two
TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Twohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=06ncf1v7v99Fi

There was a premature end to the tournament for Czech Petra Kvitova. She retired after her opening defeat to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. The defending champion told the media she was suffering from a viral illness 

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:27:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=06ncf1v7v99FiMatthew StockmanGetty ImagesGetty Images

There was a premature end to the tournament for Czech Petra Kvitova. She retired after her opening defeat to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. The defending champion told the media she was suffering from a viral illness 

TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Two
Sam Stosurhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0dm97wgaNZ5D4

The women to step in for Kvitova was none other than Australia's Sam Stosur, the ninth top female player in the world. Stosur couldn't get off to a winning start suffering a three-set defeat to Italian Sara Errani

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:11:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0dm97wgaNZ5D4Tertius PickardAPAP Photo

The women to step in for Kvitova was none other than Australia's Sam Stosur, the ninth top female player in the world. Stosur couldn't get off to a winning start suffering a three-set defeat to Italian Sara Errani

Sam Stosur
TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Twohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0cJh4imfaNeEq

Russian Maria Sharapova is not only hunting down the WTA Championships title but also the world number one ranking. The French Open winner has already made the semi-finals although current world number one Victoria Azarenka could need another win to get through  

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0cJh4imfaNeEqMatthew StockmanGetty ImagesGetty Images

Russian Maria Sharapova is not only hunting down the WTA Championships title but also the world number one ranking. The French Open winner has already made the semi-finals although current world number one Victoria Azarenka could need another win to get through  

TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2012: Day Two
Li Nahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0fMt7ax5R5aSQ

The woman standing in the way of Azarenka winning the tournament and keeping her top spot is China's Li Na. If Li Na defeats Azarenka she will take the last semi-final spot in the red group. And if Sharapova wins the tournament the world of tennis will have a new top dog

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0fMt7ax5R5aSQAPAPAP Photo

The woman standing in the way of Azarenka winning the tournament and keeping her top spot is China's Li Na. If Li Na defeats Azarenka she will take the last semi-final spot in the red group. And if Sharapova wins the tournament the world of tennis will have a new top dog

Li Na
Agnieszka Radwanskahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0fm1ePYa1xaQb

In the white round robin group, with one win and one loss Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska still has a chance to make the semi-finals. She will have to beat Italian Sara Erani otherwise it will be her rival that joins Sharapova in the next stage 

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0fm1ePYa1xaQbAPAPAP Photo

In the white round robin group, with one win and one loss Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska still has a chance to make the semi-finals. She will have to beat Italian Sara Erani otherwise it will be her rival that joins Sharapova in the next stage 

Agnieszka Radwanska
Serena Williamshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0cUE7eu5gN2cD

After her two-set victory over Azarenka, Serena Williams is unbeaten in the competition. The American is not competing for the world number one ranking as she hasn't played enough tournaments this year. However, she consistently beats the seeds above her 

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:05:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-WTA-Championships?image_id=0cUE7eu5gN2cDAPAPAP Photo

After her two-set victory over Azarenka, Serena Williams is unbeaten in the competition. The American is not competing for the world number one ranking as she hasn't played enough tournaments this year. However, she consistently beats the seeds above her 

Serena Williams


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