The eight singles players set to compete in the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships can now prepare their match strategies for the round robin phase, as the round robin draw has been announced.
There will be two sections, the White Group and the Maroon Group. The group colors were in honor of the flag of Qatar, the hosts for the Tour’s year-end event for the next three years.
Four Russians that take part in the event are evenly distributed, while both Serbs are in the White Group, and both the Williams sisters are in the Maroon Group.
WHITE GROUP (Number indicates seeding)
1. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
4. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
8. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
MAROON GROUP (Number indicates seeding)
2. Dinara Safina (RUS)
3. Serena Williams (USA)
5. Elena Dementieva (RUS)
7. Venus Williams (USA)