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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Petra KVITOVA

    4.5%
  7. Sara ERRANI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Li NA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. tennis_pro

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    Wow, Radwanska is just not making any errors at all. Sharapova is doing a great job to keep in touch.
     
  2. Brian11785

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    I mean, sure. But at least acknowledge that she forces a lot of errors. It isn't all pure Woz-like pushing. She mixes it up to frustrate her opponent.
     
  3. romeo8880

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    Count Sharapova's unforced errors for me. There's a reason she was a 2 to 1 favorite to win the match.
     
  4. romeo8880

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    She does, I just don't like her style that's all. Seems like she just rarely goes for her shots.
     
  5. imalil2gangsta4u

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    anyone have a working stream?
     
  6. romeo8880

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    Maria will serve to try and take the 2nd set. Literally 90% of the points are on her racquet.
     
  7. Brian11785

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    WTF was that?!?
     
  8. Brian11785

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    What a point! That was an PERFECT slice approach from Maria, but dayum Aga can retrieve.
     
  9. Moose Malloy

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    surprising stats, I thought Kerber was more of a counterpuncher?

     
  10. romeo8880

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    Another example of Radwanska getting bullied all over the court and waiting for an error.
     
  11. Brian11785

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    She actually won that point on a winner at net, you realize, right?
     
  12. romeo8880

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    Can't discuss tennis with you then if you can't see Radwanska scrambling all over the court for 90% of the match.
     
  13. Brian11785

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    I see it. But the fact that she is on the defensive against heavier hitters most of the time doesn't mean that she doesn't go for winners when she has the opportunity. She comes to net more than most, hits angles etc. The fact that the point in question was won on a Radwanska winner at net is very relevant when you try to characterize the point as her "waiting for an error."
     
  14. Brian11785

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    PS - Wouldn't it be silly to go for winners from the defensive positions that Aga is typically in against Sharapova/Serena? I mean, how can you "wait for errors" if you are scrambling around court like a madwoman? "Waiting" connotes being in a position to go for winners but casually choosing not to.
     
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  15. Ico

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    Sharapova is giving a loud COME-ON to every single point she wins now.
     
  16. Brian11785

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    Maria "Come On!"ing Aga's unforced errors. Classyb*tch!!!!
     
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    Sharapova screams as if she's getting stabbed.
     
  18. romeo8880

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    It's almost comical to watch. It's like Sharapova is playing against a little child but she can't stop making errors and the child is winning.
     
  19. Murray1337

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    Sour grapes, LOL
     
  20. romeo8880

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    Another one for you. Absolutely kicking the crap out of Radwanska on that point and ends up losing bc of an error.
     
  21. Brian11785

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    How about the 30-30 point at 4-4? Worked Maria all over the court. Finishes her off with a touch shot.

    Or the point after that. Overhead winner.
     
  22. Brian11785

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    I can't stand Maria. Her one-dimensional play, her painful shrieking and her stanky attitude. But you don't see me criticizing her every single post.
     
  23. romeo8880

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    She is a dominant player. Kicking the absolute living crap out of Radwanska. 60+ unforced errors or the match would be over 6-2, 6-1 by now.
     
  24. Brian11785

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    Learn how tennis is played (or, more specifically, won) and get back to me.
     
  25. soyizgood

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    Care to explain Miami?
     
  26. romeo8880

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    Oh I've learned. Radwanska has sooo many grand slam titles with her style of play. Breaking records she is.
     
  27. Brian11785

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    She has more wins over top players than she'd ever have playing the type of game that you favor. As I said, she doesn't push. She goes after shots (either via net approach or angle) when she gets a sitter. She can't help that she wasn't built like linebacker Serena or Amazonian Maria.
     
  28. romeo8880

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    Such a weak serve too Radwanska has.
     
  29. Brian11785

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    You are a troll. And a Negative Nancy. If you don't have anything nice to say.....
     
  30. romeo8880

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    I have plenty positive to say about the dominant players in women's tennis like Azarenka, Serena, and Sharapova.
     
  31. Brian11785

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    I'd like to see the ratio. The only contribution I see is your constant downing of Radwanksa, Raonic, etc.
     
  32. romeo8880

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    That's because all you focus on is negativity. You don't see the positive in anybody's posts. Roger Federer is the greatest player ever. Novak Djokovic is a steroid abusing one year wonder. Let's see which one you comment on.
     
  33. Nostradamus

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    How does maria stay so thin when Azarenka is getting fat ?
     
  34. Moose Malloy

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    tough turnaround for Kerber & Azarenka, they played 3 hours today

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Stadium (from 17.00hrs)
    1. Angelique Kerber vs. Li Na
    2. Victoria Azarenka vs. Serena Williams
    3. Samantha Stosur vs. Sara Errani
     
  35. volleyandfun

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    what does the lover boy have against Raonic? he is a power hitter, one dimensional as Sharapova is, he should "love" him
     
  36. romeo8880

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    Incorrect. He is not a power hitter. He is a server. Has a serve and a forehand that 1 match out of 10 finds its mark.
     
  37. Ico

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    Only prediction for this match: it's going to be ugly.
     
  38. soyizgood

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    Li has now won six straight games. Kerber looks fatigued.
     
  39. bezs

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    Carebear is crumbling
     
  40. soyizgood

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    Kerber breaks to end that 6 game streak of Li's.

    Kerber then gets broken. 3-1 Li.
     
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  41. soyizgood

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    6-4 6-3 Li. She'll need to beat Azarenka to advance.
     
  42. JadeC

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    Azarenka up a double break in the second set against Serena.

    4-6, 3-0
     
  43. JadeC

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    Well, that didn't last long. 3-3
     
  44. NadalAgassi

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    Which isnt going to happen.
     
  45. JadeC

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    Serena wins 6-4, 6-4.
     
  46. Tcbtennis

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    Who can stop Serena? No one.
     
  47. Soianka

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    Explain to me how it will work with Stosur replacing kvitova

    Will Radwanska have to play Stosur now?
     
  48. volleyandfun

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    no

    other than that, whoever wins more matches, sets, games will qualify
     
  49. Soianka

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    I'm just curious how Stosur will have a chance to qualify since she will only get to play 2 matches then.
     
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    With the way they have it set up, I think 2-1 gets ranked higher than 2-0. So Stosur would only advance if she won both matches, and the 3rd/4th place players won 1 or less.
     

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