World No. 1 Serena Williams arrives in Singapore for WTA Finals

Serena Williams of the US holds the US Open trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their US Open 2014 women's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center on Sept 7, 2014 in New York. Williams arrived in
Serena Williams of the US holds the US Open trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their US Open 2014 women's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center on Sept 7, 2014 in New York. Williams arrived in Singapore on Thursday afternoon, crushing speculation that the American might pull out of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore that begins on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

The world's top women's tennis player Serena Williams arrived in Singapore on Thursday afternoon, crushing speculation that the American might pull out of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore that begins on Friday.

A photo of the world No. 1 in a car - presumably after arriving at Changi Airport - was tweeted by the Women's Tennis Association, confirming her attendance in the 10-day tournament presented by SC Global.

The prestigious season finale of the women's tennis tour is being held in Asia-Pacific for the first time, bringing the season's top eight singles players and top eight doubles pairs to Singapore's shores.

The Rising Stars and Legends exhibition tournaments will also be held alongside the event at the Singapore Sports Hub, giving fans a chance to catch past greats and future aces in action.