TEB BNP Paribas WTA Tennis
Championships - Istanbul
The eight players were drawn into
the following two groups:
RED GROUP (seed in parentheses)
(1) Serena Williams (USA)
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
(5) Petra Kvitova (CZE)
(8) Angelique Kerber (GER)
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
(4) Li Na (CHN)
(6) Sara Errani (ITA)
(7) Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Here is a comment from each
player on their draw:
Serena Williams: "It's a tough
group. I have to be ready. That's the thing about this
tournament and why it's so tough, you have to be ready
from the first match on."
Victoria Azarenka: "It's the best
eight players in the world. Anybody who is here is going
to be a challenge. It's exciting. I can't wait to play
all those players."
Agnieszka Radwanska: "I think
it's never an easy draw. Of course, you're playing
against the top eight players in the world. It's tough,
especially with Serena in my draw and also the lefties.
It's never easy, but hope I can play my best tennis as I
have been the whole year and enjoy it."
Li Na: "In the championships, no
one ever has an easy draw. You have to be ready when you
come to the court. It's a big challenge."
Petra Kvitova: "Both of the
groups are very tough and I don't think you can choose
anyone who you think is weaker. This means that it's
going to be a big fight every day, every match. I'm
looking forward to it."
Sara Errani: "It's the best
eight, so it will be tough for sure. But I'm happy to be
here and play."
Jelena Jankovic: "It's a tough
group. Playing the Championships, you are playing
against the best players in the world so there is no
easy match, so every match will be tough from the
beginning. Playing this format, the round robin, you
have to play your best tennis from the first match.
There is no warm up. There is no getting your rhythm.
You have to bring your best performance from the start
to the end. I look forward to playing in my group and
doing my best."
Angelique Kerber: "Of course it's never easy. I'm
feeling good. I have nothing to lose here. I will try my
best. I'm going to have fun, enjoy my tennis, and let's
see what happens."