Participants at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions

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Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali

The field has been set for the inaugural Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali, a season-ending event featuring top ten highest-ranked players who have won an International tournament during the 2009 season but who are not competing at the Sony Ericsson Championships, which features the top eight singles players of the season.


Direct Entrants
No.12 Marion Bartoli (Monterrey)
No.13 Samantha Stosur (Osaka)
No.19 Yanina Wickmayer (Estoril, Linz)
No.27 Anabel Medina Garrigues (Fes)
No.31 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (Bogota, Bastad)
No.32 Shahar Peer (Guangzhou, Tashkent)
No.39 Melinda Czink (Quebec City)
No.42 Agnes Szavay (Budapest)
No.44 Aravane Rezai (Strasbourg)
No.46 Magdalena Rybarikova (Birmingham)

No.25 Sabine Lisicki
No.100 Kimiko Date Krumm

The $600,000 Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions will take place November 4-8, 2009, and will feature an innovative 12-woman round robin singles format (four groups of three players).

8 thoughts on “Participants at the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions

  1. Sunny

    This looks like a good field and I think it will be exciting. It is nice to see that these women are being recognized.

  2. Lilly

    lol, a chance for the unlucky players who weren’t in the top 8 to earn more money. I also find this tournament unusual and unnecessary. I’m not a big fan of these girls (well, minus Sam!) so I’m interested in how well this tournament will do in terms of revenue.

  3. Marija Post author

    I’m glad I was helpful, Nacho. 🙂

    Lilly, I don’t have a feeling that the tournament will be a success.

  4. Bróna

    It seemed like a good idea at the beginning by the WTA to give the lower ranked players some exposure using this tournament but the more I think about it I tend to agree with you Marija, I don’t think it will be a success. They should have put the Championships next week and the Tournament of Champions last week because it would be fitting to end the season with the eight best players in the world battling it out rather than finishing up the season the way it is now.

  5. Marija Post author

    Bróna, I was thinking exactly the same thing – why not finish the season with the very best players. And yeah, in the beginning I liked the idea too.

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