Monday, November 21, 2011

Petra Kvitova - Winner of WTA Championship 2011 in Istanbul

The season ending WTA Championship title played between eight of the top women tennis players in the calendar year (held from October 25th-30th) concluded last month in Istanbul. Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic won the WTA Championship 2011 title beating other finalist Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a hard fought 7-5 4-6 6-3 victory.

Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic winning the WTA Championship title in Istanbul

It's been a tremendous year for 21-year-old Czech Petra Kvitova. Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and she topped the season off by winning the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul and also leading her country Czech Republic to Fed Cup glory.

Petra Kvitova ecstatic after winning the BNP Paribas WTA Championship in Istanbul beating Belarussian  Victoria Azarenka in the finals

Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova became World Number 2 after winning the season ending TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul

The draw for the round-robin stage of the season-ending WTA Championships was made in host city Istanbul, Turkey last month on October 23rd.
The white group had Wimbledon finalist Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, French Open champion Li Na and US Open champion Samantha Stosur. While the red group had world number one Caroline Wozniacki, Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, world number two Vera Zvonareva and Agnieszka Radwanska.

Here are some pictures from the WTA Championship draw in Istanbul...

The contestants of the 2011 season ending WTA Championship in Istanbul

Maria Sharapova attended the WTA Championship draw in a yellow Max Mara dress with Giuseppe Zanotti footwear.

World Number One Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova at the WTA Championship draw in Istanbul

Chinese Li Na and Vera Zvonareva at the WTA Championship in Istanbul

Australian Samantha Stosur and Polish player Agnieszka Radwanska at the WTA Championship event draw in Istanbul, Turkey

Eventual winner Petra Kvitova with China's Li Na at the WTA Championship Draw in Istanbul

Wozniacki and Sharapova sharing a light moment at the WTA Championship draw

WTA Championship participants during the event draw in Istanbul

Pictures Courtesy: WTA site and other internet sources

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