Former WTA Finals champion and Australian Open finalist Dominika has called time on her career. The Slovak turned 30 this year but has had some issues with injuries recently and an achilles injury which has kept her off the court. Dominika took to instagram to announce her news on a day her biography was released. In her post she said; “Today, with mixed feelings, I have special news to share with you all. As you know I haven’t been playing tournaments for several months. What started as a recurring Achilles injury, developed into one of the most difficult moments in … Continue reading Dominika Cibulkova announces her retirement following injury!
At the 2015 WTA Finals it was Agnieskza Radwanska who walked away as champion in Singapore and I remember after the finals I said this is her chance to go to that next level and challenge the very best in the world and in all honesty there wasn’t anything that caught my eye at all and to go to that next level she needs to find that biting shot! Aga is not a player to power you off the court but technically is one of the best on the tour but needs to hurt players more. Time and time again … Continue reading Can Radwanska find that bite to challenge the best on the tour?
2016 was a steady year for Madison Keys as she broke into the top 10 for the first time in her career making the WTA Finals in Singapore now the challenge in 2017 is greater for the American to go from a contender to a winner but a part of her game which needs improvement is the second serve! Into the body Thanks to the wonderful WTA Finals App by SAPSPORTS you can see a virtual replay the Keys second serve which we saw against Kerber at Singapore. The serve goes into the body at 77mph rom Keys and is … Continue reading Improvement to the second serve could see Madison Keys go from a contender to winner in 2017!
Pressure has affected so many. This year we saw Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza and Monica Puig suffer from pressure and their level dropped after reaching career high moments however for Dominika Cibulkova her season ended on top of the world as the champion in Singapore so next stop will be Melbourne and I think she can deal with the pressure and will be one to watch in 2017. Domi is such an explosive and emotional player. She doesn’t leave anything in the locker room, she does her talking on the court and her performances in Singapore were perfect. Just a … Continue reading Cibulkova has the personality to cope with pressure and why it makes her a Melbourne contender!
Hard work and determination. These are just a few words I would use to describe Dominika Cibulkova’s season on the WTA tour and one word that has been ever present whether she won or lost in Singapore is forehand. The Slovakian lost her first opening two matches and was potentially a couple of points away from going out in her third match and then wins three matches in a row to claim the biggest title of her career. In her 5 matches in Singapore the former Australian Open finalist hit an amazing 90 forehand winners, what makes that even more … Continue reading How the forehand of Cibulkova helped her triumph in Singapore!
Once again the best delivered in Singapore. World number Angelique Kerber went into the final on the back of four straight wins at the WTA Finals where as for Dominika Cibulkova her week looked all but over after a couple of days but turned it around at last moment… Cibulkova lost her first two matches of the finals to Kerber and Keys and turned up to the last round robin match knowing she’d have to win in two sets against Halep which she went on to do but then played the waiting game as she needed Kerber to win in … Continue reading Singapore has a new champion once again!
Keys powers past Cibulkova! Well I think I owe Madison Keys an apology. I doubted whether Keys could defeat Cibulkova following her performance against Halep in the opening match but the American was so good in her 6-1 6-4 win against Dominika Cibulkova. Everything was just better, the serve down the T worked well today, the second serve can still be a bit all over the place but it is such a tough shot to make effective especially on a slow court. This result keeps Keys chance of going through alive but plays Kerber next where as for Cibulkova it … Continue reading Kerber and Keys stroll to victory in Singapore