2012 WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS - Istanbul

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WTA Championships Champion?

Poll closed Oct 29, 2012.
  1. Victoria AZARENKA

    9.1%
  2. Maria SHARAPOVA

    15.9%
  3. Serena WILLIAMS

    59.1%
  4. Agnieszka RADWANSKA

    11.4%
  5. Angelique KERBER

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    0.0%
  6. Petra KVITOVA

    4.5%
  7. Sara ERRANI

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  8. Li NA

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  1. NadalAgassi

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    These looks like better matchups than today. There should be atleast 1 competitive match amongst those three, hopefully atleast 2.
     
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  2. romeo8880

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    It's so frustrating to watch. If you are making error after error, take a little bit off your ground strokes! She doesn't need to crush the ball on every point. The brainless ball bashing doesn't work all the time lol.
     
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  3. kishnabe

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    For tennis sake...Sharapova does not reach the SF.
     
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  4. shogun90

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    Kvitova out!

    Petra has pulled out due to bronchitis.
     
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  5. NDFM

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    Just heard Petra has withdrawn so Stosur takes her place
     
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  6. underground

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    Kvitova has possible made things awkward for Masha, let's see what she'll do against Sam tmr, I'll expect her to win today against Radwanska.
     
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  7. NDFM

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    Serena breaks in the opening game, I just feel Li Na is too unpredictable in her play to challenge serena throughout the whole match.
    EDIT: ok Li Na steps it up a bit and breaks back, i hope this is a good match
     
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  8. soyizgood

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    Li breaks Serena to love. 5-5.
     
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  9. hugobosstachini

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    It seems to me that just like Maria, this is the only way Petra can play to be really effective on a tennis court. Petra can be just a tad more versatile than Maria but that's certainly not enough to change her whole game when things are going bad. They need the lines to be working for them 70-80% of the time or it's nothing than just brainless ballbashing.

    Unfortunately (anyways for those who had enormous trust in Petra) she's never going to have a 'Serena like' career (e.g. 20 plus majors, domination...)... the physical limitations that she has but also the uncertainty of her game could be certainly some of the various reasons. I think Victoria despite all the critics about her game/talent and/or else, is clearly set to be the be "next Serena" (or close) if eventually there was to be one in the actual generation.
     
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  10. soyizgood

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    7 breaks in the 1st set so far. Serena serving for the set 6-5.
     
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  11. soyizgood

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    Li breaks Serena to love back-to-back! 8 overall breaks in 12 games. On to tie-break!
     
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  12. NDFM

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    What's up with Serena, her serve just isn't working today. Although I am glad to see Li a bit more consistent today, reducing her DF and errors (compared to how she has done recently)
     
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  13. soyizgood

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    Serena takes the set 7-6(2).
     
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  14. Ico

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    It's over. Anyone watch the match? How was the level of play?
     
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  15. The-Champ

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    Queen Serena wins 76 63 against Na Li. The Queen has been very erratic in this tournament, she hasn't played since the USO.
     
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  16. iri10

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    It was like a trainwreck colliding with the Titanic. The toll included (on Serena's end): 1 destroyed racket, 3 footfaults, two or three times looking like she was on the verge of tears, and a serve that went on vacation for 3/4ths of the match. Li Na was her usual self - moments of good shotmaking bookended by errors being sprayed everywhere.

    Actually, this match was like two Li Nas going against each other.
     
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  17. NDFM

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    I'm glad it's over tbh, hoping azarenka-kerber is better
     
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  18. Ico

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    Beautiful summary. I'll search for some highlights later.
     
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  19. NDFM

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    wow it looked like Vika had this tie-break but Kerber has managed to make it 6-all
    EDIT: now Kerber has set point
     
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  20. Brian11785

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    9-9. This is high drama!!
     
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    9-9 OMG...now 10-all
    EDIT: Kerber takes the first set 7-6(11)!!!
     
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  22. NDFM

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    Ok i voted Serena to win the WTA Championships but now I want Vika to win
     
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  23. Brian11785

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    Wow! Backhand down the line goes long from Vika. 13-11 Kerber!!
     
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  24. NDFM

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    This match is insane, so much drama, i'm loving it.
     
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  25. NDFM

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    to think Kerber was in the 100s in terms of rankings last year, she deserves 'Most Improved Player' for sure
     
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    Vila saves two matches and it's 5s in the second.
     
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  27. augustobt

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    Vika served for the match 5-3 and got broken
     
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  28. Ico

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    Vika survives. Tomorrow, Vika-Serena. Both of them have a lot of room for improvement, but I'm expecting it's going to be good.
     
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  29. Doublebounce

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    Last year she ended around top 30, but she was around the 80's just before the open. I think it's between her and errani
     
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  30. romeo8880

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    Sharapova should just laugh and tell Radwanksa how bad she is. "Keep praying for me to make errors, that's the only way you win matches."
     
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  31. augustobt

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    Errani was a better improvement.

    She was just a regular player, and then started to own minor clay events, ending up being a Roland Garros runner-up.
     
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  32. Sartorius

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    Do we have the OOP for tomorrow yet?
     
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  33. kishnabe

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    Should Sharapova laugh that she just lost the first set to Radwanska of all people.
     
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  34. tennis_pro

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    Still, Sharapova did nothing wrong in the first set and she lost it 7-5. It's not like Sharapova was spreading errors left and right, she's actually playing very well.
     
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  35. -RF-

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    You do understand
    that Sharapova
    would
    bagel
    you?


    don't you?
     
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  36. romeo8880

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    Yes, and she did laugh. Shaking her head in disbelief as is anybody else who watches tennis.
     
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  37. romeo8880

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    Thank you for helping prove my point.
     
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  38. -RF-

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    You make no sense
     
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  39. romeo8880

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    Sharapova is great, Radwanska is not. What is so hard to understand about that?
     
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  40. -RF-

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    that Radwanska has taken the 1st set, and my earlier point implied that Radwanska would pwn you on a tennis court.
     
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  41. romeo8880

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    I'd bet a lot of money that I would double bagel Radwanska.
     
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  42. tennis_pro

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    Unless you're a top 500 ATP player you ain't double bageling Radwanska, come on..

    Btw why are you rooting for Sharapova?
     
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  43. -RF-

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    Can anyone watching the game tell me whethere the turish crowd are on the ehole rooting for maria or aga??
     
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  44. romeo8880

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    I can't stand Radwanska. She hits the ball like a 5 year old and just waits for her opponent to make an error.
     
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  45. Brian11785

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    You wish. She'd run you around the court like a ball boy.
     
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  46. Brian11785

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    False. She hits winners. Just mostly through placement, spin and craftiness instead of power.

    PS - Not much waiting when you're playing UE machines like Kvitova and Maria.
     
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  47. romeo8880

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    Yea, you see what happens when Kvitova or Sharapova aren't having a bad day. That's why Kvitova was previously 3-0 against Radwanska.
     
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  48. Brian11785

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    How's that drop shot Maria bumbled towards "waiting for an error"?
     
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  49. romeo8880

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    Was a good shot for sure. She can very rarely hit winners though since she lacks the power to do so.
     
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  50. Brian11785

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    She has 11 in this match.
     

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