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Gauff, Pegula Amongst Individuals in WTA Finals, Oct. 29-Nov. 5


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25, 2023 – American stars Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are returning to probably the most unique occasion in ladies’s tennis, the season-ending WTA Finals, stay on Tennis Channel October 29-November 5. Held in Cancun, Mexico, this yr, the annual championships function the eight singles gamers and doubles groups that earned probably the most factors on the tour in 2023. The primary match takes place Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

This yr’s US Open singles champion, Gauff is ranked No. 3 on the planet in singles and No. 4 in doubles. Pegula can also be No. 4 in doubles together with her associate Gauff, and No. 4 in singles. Each certified for the occasion for the primary time in 2022 and can play singles and pair with one another for doubles once more this yr.

A showcase of the yr’s finest performers, the WTA Finals divides the eight singles gamers into swimming pools of 4, with each lady enjoying one match every towards the opposite members of her group. On the finish of the week, each swimming pools’ top-two gamers advance to the single-elimination semifinals and last. The event makes use of the identical format for the yr’s eight finest doubles groups.

The association ensures matches between the yr’s finest, given its round-robin format. Any competitors can simply function combatants who squared off with each other at a significant last or semifinal earlier within the season. The occasion typically additionally encompasses a bigger prize than the yr’s All Stars chasing the WTA Finals trophy: the prospect for a year-end No. 1 rating and place within the tennis historical past books.

Tennis Channel’s unique WTA Finals protection will embrace greater than 50 stay hours and 30 hours of encore replays. Stay play on the eight-day occasion will get underway at 3:30 p.m. ET each day besides Sunday, Nov. 5, when the singles and doubles finals start at 5:30 p.m. ET (full schedule under). Earlier than that, each day will function 4 matches: two singles and two doubles. These might be held in round-robin format till Saturday, Nov. 4, which is able to function two singles and two doubles semifinals, elimination matches to find out the finalists on November 5.

The WTA Finals might be a part of Tennis Channel’s worldwide Middle Court docket protection, alongside stay telecasts from the lads’s Paris Masters event in France. Competitors in Cancun that doesn’t seem stay on the community might be stay on subscription service Tennis Channel Plus, with all WTA Finals matches accessible on demand following their completion.

Corridor of Famer Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) gained the ladies’s year-end singles title in 1999 and doubles championships from 1996-1998. She returns as a Tennis Channel analyst throughout this yr’s occasion. She is going to work within the sales space with announcer and former participant Chanda Rubin (@ChandaRubin). Rubin reached the WTA Finals in 2003 and is the 1996 Australian Open doubles champion. Just lately retired CoCo Vandeweghe (@CocoVandey) might be one half of the community’s tournament-desk group, interviewing gamers and company with award-winning Tennis Channel host Steve Weissman (@SteveWeissman). Throughout her enjoying days Vandeweghe was admired for her tenaciousness on the courtroom whereas sustaining candor and humor with reporters and followers.

Along with Gauff and Pegula, Individuals Desirae Krawczyk and Nicole Melichar-Martinez are on doubles groups that certified for this yr’s WTA Finals. Krawczyk (World No. 11) gained three doubles titles in 2023 and is a former doubles finalist at Roland Garros, generally known as the French Open. Melichar-Martinez’s (World No. 23) resume contains greater than a dozen doubles championships, with doubles finals appearances at Wimbledon and the US Open.

Amongst this yr’s notable contenders outdoors the US are World No. 1 singles participant Aryna Sabalenka – who battled Gauff on this yr’s US Open singles championship – and World No. 2 Iga Swiatek, who has gained the previous two Roland Garros singles titles, two of 4 main trophies in her assortment. Fan-favorite Ons Jabeur (World No. 7) is a three-time main singles finalist and the primary Arab or African lady to succeed in a Grand Slam last in tennis’ Open Period.

 

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