The eight best doubles teams in women’s tennis gathered at CHIJMES to determine their match ups at the Official Doubles draw ceremony for the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals presented by SC Global.
The draw saw top seeds Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan matched up against No. 6 seed Kveta Peschke and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, while defending champions Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova were drawn against fifth seed Xu Yifan and Gabriela Dabrowski.
Sharing her thoughts on the Doubles draw Melissa Pine, Vice-President of WTA Asia-Pacific and the Tournament Director of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, said, “The Porsche Race to Singapore has brought the best doubles pairs here, and from the draw today, we are sure fans can expect to witness some dazzling footwork and sizzling contests as the teams vie to be crowned the best in the world.”
At the session, the players were treated to a culinary experience as they tasted “Journey through Asia on a plate”, an Asia-inspired degustation menu specially-curated by award-winning Coriander Leaf restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine, Iskander Latiff.
The Official Doubles Draw Ceremony is one of the many tennis, lifestyle and fitness activities taking place at Courtside@CHIJMES – a family-friendly carnival and new addition to the WTA Finals event experience. Jointly organised by Lagardère Sports, Singapore Tourism Board and TimeOut, Courtside@CHIJMES complements the exciting action on court during the eight-day tournament. Bringing the tennis action to the heart of the city, Courtside@CHIJMES also provides exclusive experiences include S$10 off WTA Finals tickets purchased onsite, attractive dining promotions for ticket holders and an exciting Kids Carnival on 28 and 29 October that will serve up great fun for everyone.
“We are thrilled to host the Doubles Draw ceremony at the heart of the city, bringing the event closer to fans. Through Courtside@CHIJMES, we have curated a line-up of tennis, sport and entertainment activities which the public can engage with before and after matches to experience the joy and excitement of the WTA Finals Singapore.” shared Sarah Clements, Vice President of Tennis (Asia) at Lagardère Sports.
Tickets to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global are on sale at WTAFinals.com, an immersive one-stop destination for all things tournament-related, bringing fans the latest news from the top players as they pursue their journey on the Porsche Race to Singapore.