(October 11, 2013) Germany’s Angelique Kerber has earned final singles spot at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 22-27, 2013. Kerber secured her spot by advancing to the semifinals of the Generali Ladies Linz in Austria.
For the second year in a row – and only the second time in the WTA Championships’ 43-year history – each player in the singles draw will represent a different country: Serena Williams (United States), Victoria Azarenka (Belarus), Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland), Li Na (China), Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic), Sara Errani (Italy), Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) and Angelique Kerber (Germany).
The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships showcases the the Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams compete for a record-setting $6 million in prize money.
“I am so excited to be returning to Istanbul for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships,” said Kerber after advancing to the semifinals in Linz. “The fans last year were amazing and I look forward for the chance to play against the best players in the world. ”
Kerber is appearing at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships for the second time, after making her event debut in 2012.