Pennetta’s Last Tournament

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore DAY ONE ROUND ROBIN: [CR2] Simona Halep (ROU) vs. [CR8] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) We were fortunate enough to get to Singapore during the WTA Finals and doubly lucky to see Pennetta play in her last tournament.  Although it was not a good showing for the 2015 US Open Champion, we got…

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Radwanska Ends Season With A Bang

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Women’s Final: [CR5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs. [CR6] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) It has been an erratic season for Radwanska, a player known for her fighting spirit.  She has seen her ranking go from one extreme to the other in one year.  She has had coaches come and go.  She’s had…

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Kvitova Prevents Sharapova’s Comeback

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore Women’s Semifinal:  [CR4] Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. [CR5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) Confidence as per the Oxford Dictionary is the belief that you can rely on something/someone.  For many athletes of individual sports, their success is directly proportional to their belief in their ability.  When something tarnishes that belief, doubt creeps…

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Muguruza Dominates Her Group

BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Singapore [CR3] Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs. [CR5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) It was their first meeting and the winner would either win the group outright or at least get to the semifinals.  More was at stake for Kvitova as she needed to win to guarantee her place in the semifinals.   Therefore, it…

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