(MENAFN- NewsBytes) The women's field in tennis is as open it can be over the last few years. Several players have stepped up and are making their presence felt in major tournaments. The space in women's tennis is vast. The season-ending WTA Finals is a prestigious tournament. Recently, Garbine Muguruza claimed her maiden WTA Finals trophy . Here we decode the key records held in the event.
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Since the tournament's inception, we have had greats such as Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, and Martina Hingis tasting success here. The event is the second highest tier of annual women's tennis tournaments after the four Grand Slams. Just like the ATP Finals, it features the women's Top eight players in singles and teams in doubles of the Rankings.
Navratilova Navratilova has ruled the WTA Finals
One of the greatest ever tennis players, Martina Navratilova, dominated the WTA Finals like nobody else. She has the record for the most number of titles (8). She won in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986 (twice). She has also reached the most number of finals (14), being a runner-up in 1975, 1980, 1982, 1989, 1991, and 1992 respectively.
Trio Feats held by Serena, Graf and Evert
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