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Elite eight of women's tennis ready for battle

The inaugural WTA Finals in Shenzhen offers a record prize purse of US$14 million

Above: Ashleigh Barty, the current world No 1 player and the reigning French Open champion, boasts one of the best serves on the women's tour.

Karolina Pliskova, known as the "ace queen" for her powerful serve, has had a fine year so far, claiming four trophies already.

IT'S that time of the year when - at the end of another gruelling season - the crème de la crème of women's tennis battle it out one more time to be crowned this year's top singles player and doubles team.

This Sunday in Shenzhen, eight of the world's female tennis singles stars and...

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