(October 28, 2018) Elina Svitolina has won the biggest title of her career, lifting the Billie Jean King trophy at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
The sixth seeded Ukrainian mounted a three-set comeback over Sloane Stephens, securing the victory 36 62 62 and clinching her fifth title of the season.
“This is a very special moment for me in my career and it will give me plenty of confidence for the season coming ahead,” said Svitolina.
The doubles team of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic won the Martina Navratilova trophy at the WTA Finals, defeating the Czech duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
Daily Wrap and Results
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
RESULTS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018:
 E. Svitolina (UKR) d  S. Stephens (USA) 36 62 62
 T. Babos (HUN) / K. Mladenovic (FRA) d  B. Krejcikova (CZE) / K. Siniakova (CZE) 64 75
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
Svitolina: “For me it was very tough match, but in the end, you know, I found a way here and there, one, two points that made the difference in the second, and then, you know, we were in third set already, and then the fight began. That’s, you know, that’s tennis. That’s what happens. You know, a few points here or there can decide.”
Stephens: “I thought she played well. Obviously it was a tough match from the very beginning. Not even knowing if I was going to qualify here and everything that happened towards the end, I was just really excited to be here and excited to compete with everybody. I thought I did really well this whole week, a lot to be proud of.”
Mladenovic: “I think each other’s weapons are a perfect match for the doubles game, and our communication is good. Doubles is going so fast that sometimes you don’t really have time to call the balls and to communicate, and I feel like we feel each other’s mindset. It’s pretty fun to try to associate our both games.”
Babos: “We are here with the best players, doubles players and of course singles players in the world. It’s just an amazing story and feeling, and to share it with Kiki and to live through these moments together, it’s very, very special. I’m really, really glad to be part of this story.”