“Porsche Race to Shenzhen” stands for the global partnership between Porsche and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Since 2017, Porsche is the official and exclusive automotive partner of the WTA and the title partner of the “Porsche Race to Shenzhen” (formerly known as “Porsche Race to Singapore”), the qualification leaderboard for the WTA Finals. The year’s eight most successful women players will come together at the season-ending championships for the first time next year in the modern and technologically-emergent Chinese metropolis Shenzhen from 27 October to 3 November 2019.
“The WTA Finals are one of the year’s sporting highlights and have developed into an event with worldwide appeal. We’re delighted to be a part of the success story through our long-standing partnership with the WTA, the ‘Porsche Race to Shenzhen’ and as a partner of the WTA Finals,” said Detlev von Platen, member of the Executive Board responsible for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG. “As a tech-city in one of our core markets, Shenzhen is an international showcase project for the electrification of passenger conveyance. The new WTA Finals venue is therefore an excellent complement for Porsche’s future orientation.”
Starting places for the WTA Finals tournament are given to the eight most successful singles players and doubles pairings. Crucial are the placings in the year-long Porsche Race to Shenzhen. The best results for every player at the 57 tournaments (53 WTA events plus four Grand Slams) staged prior to the WTA Finals count toward the qualifying ranking.
The player with the most points in the singles race will be rewarded with a new Porsche model. In each of the past two years, the Romanian Simona Halep secured herself a sports car.