It’s been a fantastic week of tennis in Beijing. This time of the year there is a lot on the line as players look to end their season on a high. Many come into early October with aspirations of making their tours final events in London and debuting in Shenzhen respectively and many will walk away very happy. Kiki Bertens Kiki has found form at the right time. It got a case of potentially save her season. This is just the third time since winning in Madrid in May that the dutch player has won four matches in a row … Continue reading Five who found some much needed form in Beijing!
One word to describe Naomi Osaka’s performance against Bianca Andreescu? Gutsy. The former world number one never gave up and that’s a lesson you can’t teach in this sport. Osaka never lost her cool despite being broken from 40-0 to begin the match, 5-1 down and got to 5-5 before losing eight points on the bounce. 3-1 down in the second set and won it 6-3 and was a break down in third but brought it back. That’s gutsy. This performance was one of her best since Melbourne. It’s been a high profile year for Naomi who recently won the … Continue reading Naomi Osaka went where no one has been before and took the match to Bianca Andreescu
That time of year after New York is always in limbo, soo much happens its like that period between Christmas and New Year where you just don’t know the day of the week, so what has been happening since the final major of the year came to an end? Congratulations are in order for Karen Khachanov who became a dad. Also congratulations to Lucas Pouille and Feliciano Lopez who got married to their respective partners. Rafael Nadal is also due to get married in the next week. Naomi Osaka won in Osaka at the third time of asking having made … Continue reading Since New York; Weddings 🎩 Births 👶🏼 Exhibitions 📅 Injuries 🤕 Losing Streaks 😬 Bizarre Results 🧐 Winners 🏆 & Much More 🎾
The season ender in Singapore is around the corner. One player who unfortunately won’t be there is Petra Kvitova. After missing half the season due to the horrible events she went through at home around Christmas the former Wimbledon champion has bounced back in style and her tennis has been incredible. Incredible was the word to finish the match against Wozniacki, the Dane was pushed side to side throughout the match as Petra hit winner after winner after winner on route to the next round. Wozniacki plays quite defensive behind the baseline and there is nothing wrong with this style … Continue reading Kvitova shows Singapore what they will miss after a stunning performance against Wozniacki
Madison Keys is edging closer to Singapore. The 21 year old has continued to rise up the rankings and it would be virtually impossible for her not to qualify for the end of season championships following her impressive win against the in-form Petra Kvitova whose game lacked that ruthless intensity today but nothing stopped the American picking up her 200th career win. Conviction behind the Kick! Kvitova had been serving so well in the last few weeks and one her strengths is that lefty kick slice serve out-wide from the two time Wimbledon champion but if anything it hindered her … Continue reading Singapore chances over for Kvitova as Keys edges closer!
Well in a couple of weeks time Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep will begin battle in Singapore but for the qualified trio their run has in Beijing has all come to an end. Angelique Kerber suffered a surprise loss to Elina Svitolina to end her run for her fourth title of the year. Karolina Pliskova and Johanna Konta got locked in a long 127 minute battle with the Brit edging it in the final set tie-breaker winning 7-2 to move to the next round and the biggest shock of the day was Simona Halep’s defeat to Zhang losing … Continue reading Kerber, Halep and Pliskova all defeated in Beijing!
Since defeating Serena Williams in the final of Roland Garros to win her first Grand Slam the Spaniard has struggled to find any momentum having won just ten of her last eighteen matches on the tour following her latest defeat to the inform Petra Kvitova in Beijing losing 6-1 6-4 to the recent Wuhan champion. Facing Kvitova in this form was always going to be a difficult challenge but to challenge at the top again you need that type of win just to give yourself that momentum to keep going from now until the end of the season. The target … Continue reading Kvitova dominates in win against Muguruza