Even just at 27 years old Caroline Wozniacki is a bit of a veteran on the tour. As a former world number one the Dane has had many ups and downs on the tour but has just come off the back end of her most successful week winning her 27th career title but her biggest to date winning the WTA Finals for the first time. Caro has been on the tour for some time and has fought hard time and time again and in the last 18 months has turned her career around after poor form and injury saw her … Continue reading 569 wins and 27 titles but the latest might just be the beginning for Caro
Garbine Muguruza started off in Singapore as a lady who meant business but her run ended quickly but what let her down when it mattered the most? Looking back at her match against Venus Williams which sealed her fate at the championships what let her down was the serve. All week we have been saying how slow the court is in Singapore and this is what lets Garbine down a little on the hard courts as you have to create speed, spin and bounce in difficult circumstances. The serve I wouldn’t say was predictable but it was short, flat and … Continue reading Analysis – Muguruza needs to revisit serve direction after early exit in Singapore
A day that has finished with Caroline Wozniacki’s 60th win of 2017 and her biggest career title to date. Her head to head against Venus didn’t read pretty for the Dane but she turned on her style and the performance was one of the most consistent I have seen from the 27 year old. From the beginning the opening service game to love showed she was in the zone and ready for this one. She defended well and more importantly moved the ball about from side to side which was one of the defining factors in her win today the … Continue reading Wozniacki 6-4 6-4 Venus – The Danes Day in Singapore
Rumours circulated after the US Open but in Singapore Martina Hingis has let the cat and has called time on her 23 year career. During this time she has played in 1283 matches on the WTA tour winning 43 singles titles and 64 doubles titles. Add to that is 25 career Grand Slam titles and five titles at the tour finals. Retirement is no stranger for Hingis who has done it a couple of times before but this is now the end despite finishing the year as world number one on the doubles tour with 9 titles to her name … Continue reading Martina Hingis retires from tennis
Singapore this year welcomed some old faces and some new faces and after 6 days of tennis eight players have become two and it’s the most experienced to battle for the title. It is a weird one between Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams. No one expected this final but it seems suitable and now a good year for both could become better. In all honesty if you go back through the season and look at their results in the majors you’d say Caro would be disappointed and triumphing here would great closure to a good year. Likewise for Venus who … Continue reading WTA Finals Showdown- Venus Williams v Caroline Wozniacki
There is no such thing as a dead rubber in Singapore anymore. After their respective second round robin matches in the group Karolina Pliskova had qualified for the semi-finals where as Jelena Ostapenko was going home but you wouldn’t have thought that when these two met earlier today. From the beginning Ostapenko looked more up for it and maybe you could see this match as a free hit for Jelena as her fate had been sealed but for Pliskova to become a top champion performances like that need to be ditched as you could look on and say I’ve won … Continue reading Ostapenko 6-3 6-1 Pliskova – Karolina must ditch the casual approach going forward!
Day 3 saw a sprint and a marathon in Singapore. Karolina Pliskova who has been highly tipped by many to succeed in Singapore due to her game suiting the court perfectly has played perfect tennis so far. To begin with she saw off Venus 6-2 6-2 and now Garbine Muguruza by the same score line. The performance was exceptional and really does lay down a marker. For Muguruza it was a worry, the performance was flat and despite how well Pliskova played Muguruza looked defeated early on and was sluggish with her movement and ground strokes and on this court … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 3 – Pliskova’s spring & Venus’ marathon