Sharapova and Bouchard arrive in Singapore ahead of WTA Finals

Canada's Eugenie Bouchard celebrates after winning her semi-final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province on Sept 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard celebrates after winning her semi-final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province on Sept 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after winning a point aqainst Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the China Open tennis tournament in the National Tennis Center of Beijing on Oct 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts after winning a point aqainst Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the China Open tennis tournament in the National Tennis Center of Beijing on Oct 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Sporting celebrities are aplenty in Singapore this week, with the latest arrivals being tennis stars Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard, who are here for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals.

Bouchard, 20, posted two pictures of herself on Instagram at the Marina Bay Sands' rooftop Infinity Pool on Monday.

 

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One showed a view of the pool, and the Canadian tennis star's caption read: "Everyone needs to experience this." The second photograph was also taken at the pool, and showed the new darling of women's tennis in a cleavage-baring bikini and sunglasses.

 

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Everyone needs to experience this #infinitypool #marinabaysands #singapore

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Russian tennis star Sharapova, 27, arrived in Singapore today and tweeted a picture of herself dressed in sports gear, in what appears to be the Sports Hub's tennis court.

The leggy, 1.88m-tall beauty was at Robinsons The Heeren on Wednesday night to launch her candy line Sugarpova, while Instagram user tohkeith posted a video of her breaking into an impromptu jig at restaurant The White Rabbit in Dempsey.

 

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Just Maria Sharapova dancing around at White Rabbit.

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With the likes of Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, and Simona Halep due to arrive here within the next few days, local fans can be sure of an electric atmosphere in town, already sizzling with the presence of Japanese and Brazilian soccer stars here for tonight's Brazil-Japan clash.

The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, presented by SCglobal, will be held from Oct 17 to 26 at the Indoor Stadium at the Sports Hub.

The world's top eight women's singles players will be competing in this star-studded line up for US$6.5 million (S$8.3 million) in total prize money.

For Sharapova, the title is not the only thing that will keep her occupied during this trip in Singapore.

The world's second seed will be launching her own line of candy, Sugarpova, at Robinsons The Heeren on Wednesday evening. Started in 2012, the candy line aims to reflect her fun, fashionable, and sweet side, and part of the proceeds will go to The Maria Sharapova Foundation "for helping children across the world achieve their dreams".

Sharapova was also spotted at the Brazil-Japan football match at Singapore's new National Stadium, according to the UK's The Telegraph.

Other tennis stars are also looking forward to their arrival here, with Serbian Ana Ivanovic and and Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova both tweeting excited messages.

 

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