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Photos: WTA's Elite Eight at the WTA Champs draw ceremony and party

The WTA's Elite Eight pose with the Billie Jean King Trophy. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


ISTANBUL -- The WTA's stars put their best faces forward Sunday evening at the WTA Championships draw ceremony in Istanbul. After the women were placed into their respective groups (you can read a full preview here), the women headed to the high-energy player party to enjoy a night of music performed by a local band that covered everything from Adele to Turkish pop songs.

The highlight of the night was Serena Williams, who gamely took the stage and did her best to fake her way through a rendition of Oh, Istanbul.

Luckily, the players had a full day to recover and prepare for the tournament's start on Tuesday.

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