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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New Look, Same Williams

Rogers Cup, Toronto [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) vs. [CR26] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) New look, same Williams, as she dropped the first set and came back to win the match in three. Not surprising, or was there a little surprise given her dominance over Pennetta? The slow start was expected as she has been recuperating a right…

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Fitness pays off

Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions, Bulgaria Women’s Final: [CR15] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. [CR17] Andrea Petkovic (GER) It was a sloppy first set as both players felt the pressure of a final and made too many anxious unforced errors. Petkovic has the more attacking style of play; however, she had no rhythm on her groundstrokes…

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Battling her demons

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati It’s not just the player across the net that [CR1] Serena Williams (USA) battles each time she steps on court, no disrespect to the other player, it is her self-imposed perfectionist demands that make her matches so unpredictable. Serving for the match at 5-1, Serena was broken at love.  She did not even…

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It was not to be

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati [CR125] Taylor Townsend (USA) could not duplicate her feat of two days ago.  She was denied her revenge against  [CR14] Flavia Pennetta (ITA).  Though she gave a valiant effort, it was all in vain as she lost once again in the 2nd round to the Italian.  Unlike their last encounter, this was…

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Taylor Townsend gets revenge

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Less than two months ago, [CR36] Klara Koukalova (CZE) defeated Townsend in the 1st round at Wimbledon. Fast forward to 8.11.2014 and Townsend gets her revenge, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the 1st round of the Western & Southern Open. She may get another opportunity to also exact revenge in the…

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