Sweet revenge for Serena

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Championship Match: [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [CR4] Simona Halep (ROU) Serena had memories of her recent horrendous loss to Halep in this tournament and when she got broken in her second game, there must have been a moment of panic.  Yet, nerves were also present on the other side of the…

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The drama continues

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Semifinal: [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [CR8] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) Serena was not alert at the start of this match and her frustration was evident as she smashed her racquet on the court.  Serena was not only battling an opponent but also her best friend on tour, and she struggles whenever she…

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Changing of the guards

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Round Robin, Day 4: [CR2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. [CR3] Petra Kvitova (CZE) Having lost their first match, both players were determined to win today’s encounter; yet, only one could succeed. Sharapova was both mentally and physically depleted after the marathon match against [CR8] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN). Her will was not…

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Too anxious to perform

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Round Robin, Day 3: [CR5] Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. [CR7] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) It was another performance marred by anxiety for Bouchard. Bouchard could not relax enough to make her shots when it mattered. Every shot was rushed and even she was amazed when some landed in as she was caught…

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A tale of unforced errors

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Round Robin, Day 2: [CR3] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. [CR6] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) It was a match filled with errors from Kvitova and Radwanska won  6-2, 6-3 because she stayed focused and kept her unforced errors to a minimum. Kvitova’s powerful groundstrokes were of no use today because nothing can…

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Sharapova’s serve is a liability

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Round Robin, Day 2: [CR2] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. [CR8] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) Wozniacki almost failed to take advantage of Sharapova’s shaky second serves. Despite the serving woes of both players, this match ultimately was a battle between mental strength and physical fitness, and physical fitness won. Wozniacki needs to learn how to…

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