Kvitova lets her racket do the talking

Petra Kvitova let her racket do the talking when the fast-rising Czech backed up her shock Wimbledon crown by winning the WTA Championships at the first time of asking on Sunday.

Azerenka, Kvitova, Radwanska win on day 3

Victoria Azerenka, Petra Kvitova and Aginieszka Radwanska won on Thursday, the third day of the season-ending TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Turkey's largest city Istanbul.

Wozniacki ousted by Kvitova, Azarenka into semis

A weary Caroline Wozniacki was sent packing from the WTA Championships after losing 6-4 6-2 to powerful Czech Petra Kvitova in her final round-robin match on Thursday.

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  • The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships
  • The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul 2011 will take place October 25 to October 30 and is the season-ending event of the WTA season. The Top 8 singles players and Top 4 doubles teams in the Race to Istanbul are invited to compete based on results throughout the 2011 season.
  • What is the WTA?
  • The WTA is the world's leading professional sport for women with more than 2,400 players representing 99 nations competing for more than $90 million in prize money at the WTA's 53 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries.
  • Tournament history of the WTA Championships
  • The WTA Championships was first sponsored by Virginia Slims, with the inaugural US$100,000 Virginia Slims Championships staged on clay in Boca Raton, Florida in October 1972 for Top 16 players.
  • What is the competition format?
  • In the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships the eight singles players are divided into two teams of four. From Tuesday through Friday the two groups play in a round robin format, meaning each player meets one another in their group.

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2011 Related Tennis Events

Australian Open

Australian Open

Tournament Dates:

17 January – 30 January

Venue:

Melbourne Park

Melbourne

Current Men's Single Champion:

Novak Djokovic

Current Women's Single Champion:

Kim Clijsters

French Open

French Open

Tournament Dates:

22 May – 5 June

Venue:

Roland Garros

Paris

Current Men's Single Champion:

Rafael Nadal

Current Women's Single Champion:

Li Na

Wimbledon Championship

Wimbledon Championship

Tournament Dates:

20 June – 3 July

Venue:

All England Tennis Club

London

Current Men's Single Champion:

Novak Djokovic

Current Women's Single Champion:

Petra Kvitová

US Open

US Open

Tournament Dates:

29 August - 12 September

Venue:

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis

Center, New York

Current Men's Single Champion:

Novak Djokovic

Current Women's Single Champion:

Samantha Stosur