Aus Open Day 3; Comebacks, capitulations and normal service!

Day three down at Melbourne Park was pretty much straight. The top players orchrested themselves through to the next round and others went the long way round. Caroline Wozniacki is keeping her run going with a very comprehensive 7-5 7-5 win against the seeded Dayana Yastremska who herself had some goals for the event really wanting to face Serena again. We are a few days but potentially if Caroline and Serena win their third round ties they would play each other in round four. Elsewhere on the women’s draw there were wins for: Petra Kvitova 7-5 7-5 Paula Badosa Ash … Continue reading Aus Open Day 3; Comebacks, capitulations and normal service!

Australian Open Contenders; Two former champions, a home favourite and three hopeful challengers!

It does get said a lot at the moment but it is true that women’s game is wide open. Predicting a winner of the Australian Open will be tricky work but let’s have a look at some chances. Ash Barty What a story this will be! The place will be full as Melbourne awaits the world number one. Ash made the quarter finals last year with a fantastic performance against Maria Sharapova. The Australian hasn’t been in impeccable form this year but has shown good signs so far this year. Ash has it on her racket to go and win … Continue reading Australian Open Contenders; Two former champions, a home favourite and three hopeful challengers!

Barty Party goes on as Kvitova’s tough week comes to an end

World number one Ash Barty is through to the semi-finals of the WTA Finals. A comfortable 6-4 6-2 victory for the Australian in a dominating performance from the debutant who will end the year as number one in the world no matter what happens here. It was another match where the performance from Petra Kvitova was pretty worrying in what was a difficult end to a difficult season for the former Wimbledon champion. Take nothing away from Ash Barty though she showed us her clever all-court game and the thing she did the most which caused issues for Petra was … Continue reading Barty Party goes on as Kvitova’s tough week comes to an end

WTA Finals Day 3; Osaka withdraws πŸš‘ Bertens wins on arrival πŸ›« Bencic gets first win βœ… winless Kvitova could still go through πŸ€” Barty Party is on hold ⚠️ Confusing Scenario’s 🀯

Everything that could have happened in Shenzhen today did happen. We woke up to the news that former world number one Naomi Osaka had withdrawn from the tournament due to a shoulder injury. She sustained the injury in the Beijing final and it flared up again in her win against Petra Kvitova. With about two hours notice and having played in Zhuhai a few days ago the first alternate Kiki Bertens was drafted in. Having narrowly missed out on qualifying the Madrid champion was not going to waste her opportunity and upset the Barty Party which has been put on … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 3; Osaka withdraws πŸš‘ Bertens wins on arrival πŸ›« Bencic gets first win βœ… winless Kvitova could still go through πŸ€” Barty Party is on hold ⚠️ Confusing Scenario’s 🀯

WTA Finals Day 1; Barty sends out a warning, Kvitova left wondering & Osaka secures 11th win in a row!

Starting off the first Sunday with a win in Shenzhen is never a bad thing to do at the WTA Finals. Debutant and world number one Ashley Barty found her grove against last minute qualifier Belinda Bencic after dropping the first set 5-7. The level of the world number one in the second and third set will send out a warning to the rest of the field. Ash didn’t just turn up but she did it in style against Bencic really finding her game and dropping three games after losing that first set in her 5-7 6-1 6-2 victory on … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 1; Barty sends out a warning, Kvitova left wondering & Osaka secures 11th win in a row!

WTA Finals; Two groups, eight players, one former champion & three debutants. Who will win in Shenzhen?

The draw for the WTA Finals in Shenzhen has been complete. The top eight in women’s tennis will be battling it out beginning on Sunday for the Billie Jean King trophy, but who will win? Red Group Ashleigh Barty Naomi Osaka Petra Kvitova Belinda Bencic Petra Kvitova couldn’t have asked for a worse group in all honesty. All three women are in form since the US Open with Ash and Naomi meeting in an incredible final in Beijing and Belinda pulling out all the stops to qualify. This group is going to be tough to get out of. The match … Continue reading WTA Finals; Two groups, eight players, one former champion & three debutants. Who will win in Shenzhen?

The top eight are on route to Shenzhen but who will end up as champion?

The final eight are on route to the season finale in Shenzhen. Led by the world number one Ash Barty the top eight in women’s tennis will fight for the title only one of them has ever won before. That one? Elina Svitolina. So, who will walk away with the title? Ash Barty Ash has found some form again at the right time. She looked sharp in Wuhan and Beijing and the indoor courts do suit her game. Ash’ world number one ranking is on the line and this will be her debut at the tour finals. Can she win … Continue reading The top eight are on route to Shenzhen but who will end up as champion?