Highlights from the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships featuring Serena Williams defeating Maria Sharapova 64 63 & capturing her 3rd career year-end championship.
Day 4 Highlights | 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships – Istanbul
Day 4 highlights from the 2012 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships featuring Maria Sharapova defeating Sam Stosur 60 63, Agnieszka Radwanska defeating Sara Errani 67(6) 75 64 & Victoria Azarenka defeating Li Na 76(4) 63
~The event features the season’s Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams competing for $4.9 million in prize money at the Sinan Erdem Dome. Martina Navratilova has the most titles in the history of the prestigious tournament with eight, followed by Steffi Graf with five and Chris Evert with four. Navratilova also has the tournament record with 11 doubles titles.
Located in northwestern Turkey within the Marmara Region, Istanbul is a tourism mecca and the fifth-largest city in the world. It previously hosted an International-level event from 2005-2010.
“This is one of the biggest tournaments for us, and for it to be brought to Istanbul in one of the fastest-growing cities in the world is a big achievement, not just for us as tennis players but for the country itself, for the young girls and boys that are growing up that have watched the sport on TV that haven’t had the opportunity to watch this type of tennis,” Maria Sharapova said.
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