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Patna : World No Ashleigh Barty, 23, Australia, and World No 3 Naomi Osaka, 22, Japan, won their respective Group Stage matches at the WTA finals at Shenzhen, China, on October 27, 2019.

Barty beat World No 7 Belinda Bencic, 22, Switzerland, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in her first GRoup Stage match rallying back from one set down. The Australian fired 10 Aces in the match to 4 by Bencic. She won 4 break points in the match to 1 by the Swiss. The World No 1 won 5 games in a row in the match to 3 by Bencic. The Australian won 60 service points to 48 by the Swiss.

Osaka edged past World No 6 Petra Kvitova, 29, Czech Republic, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 in her first Group Stage match. Osaka fired 12 Aces in the matchy to 9 by Kvitová. Both the players won 5 break points each in the match. But, Kvitová committed 9 double faults to 2 by Osaka. Both the players won 3 games each in a row in the match.Osaka though won 67 service points to 58 by Kvitová.

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