Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei win doubles final at WTA championships

Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei win doubles final at WTA championships

Peng Shuai of China (L) and Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei (R) show their champion trophies at the award ceremony after the doubles final of the WTA tennis championships against Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 27, 2013. Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei won the doubles final 2-0. Read more »

Serena Williams beats Li Na for her fourth WTA Championships title

Serena WilliamsIn the first final of the WTA Championships which featured two 30-something-year-olds, world No.1 Serena Williams defeated Li Na for her 11th title this year, becoming theoldest ever champion at the prestigious tournament.

The beginning of the match was in Li's hands, as the Chinese fourth seed broke twice, without facing a break point herself, and took the set 6-2, before earning more break points in the opening game of the second set. However, the well-known Williams' force awoke then and the American prevented the break, ran off to a 3-0 lead and kept the momentum all the way to a 2-6 6-3 6-0 victory.

Williams' 2013 season was so successful that her prize money this year – $12,385,572 - is the third highest in history, counting both men and women.Regarding the earnings, Williams' season was more successful than any season of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and only Novak Djokovic's 2011 and 2012 were more lucrative. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)

China's Li into top three in WTA rankings

Li Na at the 2013 WTA Championships

China's Li Na climbed into a career-high third of WTA rankings released on Monday with 6,045 points for reaching the WTA Championships final where she lost against Williams Sunday. Read more »

ATP top 10 rankings

Following are the ATP top 10 rankings released on Monday (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. (1) Rafael Nadal, Spain, 11,670 points

2. (2) Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 11,120

3. (3) David Ferrer, Spain, 6,600

4. (4) Andy Murray, Britain, 6,280

5. (5) Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 5,365

6. (6) Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4,245

7. (7) Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4,180

8. (8) Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 3,240

9. (9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3,235

10. (10) Richard Gasquet, France, 3,130