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frida
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:25:44 AM(UTC)
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The elite eight - including Angelique Kerber - met the press Monday. Kerber is 11-2 since the US Open.


Jelena Jankovic at the All-Access Hour. The WTA stars answered questions from local and world press.


Sara Errani is playing the singles and doubles at the WTA finale for the second consecutive year.


Petra Kvitova won the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in its first year in Istanbul two years ago.


Li Na met the press with the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul trophy by her side - a sign?


Agnieszka Radwanska at All-Access Hour. Radwanska is tied with Kerber for the best fall record: 11-2.


Victoria Azarenka has always done well here - she made the final in 2011 and the semifinals in 2012.


But Serena Williams has the best history of the elite eight here - three titles in 2001, 2009 and 2012.

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:30:40 AM(UTC)
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When it's a ladies event...


To the finishing touches...


From the process...


Oriflame has been making the WTA stars shine brighter than ever for years now, on and off the court.


A few extra touch-ups...


And a few more extra touch-ups, as Li Na had...


Oriflame's style suite was not just the key to the glamorous draw ceremony, but the iconic photo too.


The elite eight were joined by WTA Chairman & CEO Stacey Allaster at the traditional iconic photo.


And it wasn't long before the photo of the elite eight of 2013 made it to the big screen at the draw.


One by one all the players stepped onto the stage and shared a few words with emcee Andrew Krasny.


Victoria Azarenka is a former finalist at this event, finishing runner-up to Petra Kvitova in 2011.


Agnieszka Radwanska has also been very consistent this year - she has 56 match wins on the year.


Though she won the French Open in 2011, 2013 is arguably the best overall season of Li Na's career.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:35:02 AM(UTC)
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WOAMAN...THY NAME IS VANITY :)...and they call it a "ladies-event":)


WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:41:32 AM(UTC)
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Some off-court photos :)









Persian Gulf FOREVER -Arabs can not change the history, they can't cheat-
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#5 Posted : Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:35:25 AM(UTC)
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Williams would eventually prevail over Radwanska, 62 64, her 75th match win of a phenomenal season.


Williams is a popular figure in Istanbul as well - she did win the year-end title a year ago.


Serena Williams took the court in the last match of the day, against popular Pole Agnieszka Radwanska.


Marko Jankovic isn't just her coach - he actually introduced her to the sport when she was nine.


Azarenka had gone 4-0 against Jankovic in the last four years, but that pattern wouldn't keep up...


Victoria Azarenka took the court for the second match of the day - she took on Jelena Jankovic.


Day 2 of the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul began with Sara Errani taking on Li Na.


Li had never lost to Errani in five previous meetings and kept that pattern going this time as well.

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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 24, 2013 3:12:44 AM(UTC)
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Persian Gulf FOREVER -Arabs can not change the history, they can't cheat-
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#7 Posted : Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:31:38 AM(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Monday, October 28, 2013 5:04:50 AM(UTC)
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