In a day that has already seen defeats for Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova you wouldn’t be surprised at another upset in Beijing with maybe a few nerves to begin with from Simona Halep as she takes on Lara Arruabarrena for the fourth time having won their previous matches in straight sets. Halep got on the board first breaking Lara’s serve for a 1-0 lead but struggling to move around the court as she is suffering from an Achillies problem and with her place in Singapore confirmed a while ago isn’t it better to withdraw and recover ahead of Singapore? … Continue reading Simona Halep retires in Beijing amongst others!
The end of the season is upon us. There are still a couple of tournaments to go ahead of the WTA Finals in Singapore which has already seen Simona Halep, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova qualify however only Halep will be on show in China with Sharapova and Serena withdrawing with Serena withdrawing from all tournaments from now until the end of the season including Singapore. With the withdrawals of Serena and Sharapova the tournament opens up before it has even began and the chance is there for Pennetta, Radwanska, Ivanovic and Wozniacki to go on a good run and … Continue reading WTA China Open Preview