From the WTA:
|2016 BNP PARIBAS WTA FINALS SINGAPORE PRESENTED BY SC GLOBAL
OCTOBER 23 – 30, 2016
|Daily Update and ResultsOctober 23, 2016
FAMILY DAY AT THE TENNIS
Nickelodeon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles helped kick off Family Day at the Singapore Indoor Stadium today. Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, Garbiñe Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and WTA Legends Martina Navratilova and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario all joined in to welcome the fans to Singapore as the week of competition began. The WTA players participated in a “Hit and Giggle” on Centre Court with Navratilova acting as chair umpire, providing great entertainment for the fans and families in attendance. Fans were able to see the players’ personalities come out as they had a live dance-off between players, kids and the Ninja Turtles.
FUTURE STARS GET A TASTE OF WTA
Top players from the Asia-Pacific region traveled to Singapore this week for the WTA Future Stars Tournament. The finalist for U-14 and U-16 had the opportunity to play their championship matches on Centre Court of the Singapore Indoor Stadium. After the finals, WTA Legends Yayuk Basuki and Tamarine Tanasugarn, along with WTA CEO Steve Simon helped award the winners at the WTA Future Stars trophy ceremony. Congratulations to U-14 champion Shiori Ito of Japan and U-16 Violet Apisah of Australia. Also, Alex Eala of the Philippines and Uma Nayar of Malaysia were honored with the 2016 Li Na Inspiration Award during the ceremony.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
 Simona Halep (ROU) d.  Madison Keys (USA) 62 64
Click here to listen to Halep discuss her performance
 Angelique Kerber (GER) d.  Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 76(5) 26 63
ORDER OF PLAY – MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
Start 7:30 pm
 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs.  Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)