The WTA announced on 15 September that the third team to officially qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore is Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua who only teamed in May at the 2015 Madrid Open winning their debut tournament title. Dellacqua (Australia) and Shvedova (Kazakhstan) were the runner-up at two of the three Grand Slams they have contested thus far, Roland Garros and at the US Open as well as finalists at the Cincinnati Open.
The 28-year-old Shvedova will be playing her third WTA Finals after playing the year-end Championships in 2010 and 2011 with Vania King. The 1.8m Shvedova has won two women’s doubles Grand Slams: back-to-back Wimbledon and US Open crowns in 2010. The 30-year-old Dellacqua will be making her WTA Finals debut and has now been the runner-up in 6 Grand Slam doubles finals, an accomplishment she is very proud of.
The 1.65m Dellacqua shared some extremely valuable insight or advice about her doubles success with Shvedova that we can all apply when on court, “It’s about going out there, doing what we do well, and someone’s got to win, someone’s got to lose.”
The left-handed Dellacqua is emphasising that you should try to play to your strengths and focus on executing in each match instead of worrying about the outcome. If you’re level of tennis is better than your opponent’s you’ll win and if not you’ll lose, but either way you should stick to your plan, play your game and to your strengths.
Make sure you buy your WTA Finals in Singapore tennis tickets to see Dellacqua and Shvedova gun for their biggest title yet, knowing they have what it takes after defeating the Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands team in the Madrid semi finals and having the experience of twice playing No.1 pair Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza (at Wimbledon and the US Open).