Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is in confident mood heading into her first match in the WTA FinalsReuters

With Serena Williams and Simona Halep opening their WTA Finals campaigns with victories, it will be the turn of the four ladies in the White Group to take centre-stage on the purple hardcourts of Singapore.

Maria Sharapova, the only player who can still beat Serena Williams to the world number one title, will start proceedings on Tuesday with an intriguing clash against US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki, before Petra Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, and Agnieszka Radwanska hit the courts.

Sharapova will not have it easy in her first match as she is up against Wozniacki, who when on song, can cause any player problems. The Dane has sometimes failed to produce the goods in the big matches, when victory and nothing else matters, but Wozniacki will be a real threat to Sharapova and the other two women in the White Group.

The Russian will be keen to get her WTA Final campaign off to the best start possible, though, much like her great rival Serena did on Monday, and she said she is looking forward to making a mark in the season-ending tournament in Singapore.

"I'm excited to get the tournament underway," Sharapova was quoted as saying by WTA's official website. "I'm really proud of my performance in 2014 thus far -- winning both the French Open and the China Open this month were sweet victories.

"After my wins this year, I'm feeling really strong coming into Singapore.

"I think all of the women players look forward to the WTA Finals. We're so often fixated on each individual tournament, the next match, the next serve.

"It's really important to take a step back and examine your performance throughout the season as a whole, and evaluate what went well and where improvement is needed."

The second match will also be one that could go either way with Kvitova, who particularly enjoys playing indoors, looking to top the pocketful of dynamite Radwanska.

"I've missed it [playing indoors] so much," said Kvitova. "It's finally time when I can play indoor this year. I was supposed to play in Paris but I had to withdraw because I was ill.

"I'm glad [the WTA Finals] are indoors. I like to play here and it's a beautiful venue. The centre court is very nice -- it's purple, my favourite colour!

"If I'm comparing, I think it's very similar to the years in Istanbul [the previous venue for the WTA Finals]. Maybe a little bit faster from the beginning, but not really big difference.

"I hope that the people will come and will support us and make an amazing atmosphere. I think we can really looking forward for the great matches here."

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Day 2 of the WTA Tour Finals action will begin at 7.30 pm Singapore time (5 pm IST, 12.30 pm BST, 7.30 am ET). The two matches can be watched via live streaming online on WTA Live or Tennis TV. Viewers in the US can catch the action on ESPN 3 or on Watch ESPN.