OFFICIAL TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships Thread

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Who will be crowned WTA Champion 2011?

Poll closed Oct 25, 2011.
  1. Caroline Wozniacki

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. Maria Sharapova

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Petra Kvitova

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. Victoria Azarenka

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    0.0%
  5. Li Na

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Vera Zvonareva

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Samantha Stosur

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  8. Agnieszka Radwanska

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS ISTANBUL
    Sinan Erdem Dome - Istanbul, Turkey - 25-30 October 2011

    So here is the draw in short:

    Red Group:

    1. Caroline Wozniacki
    3. Petra Kvitova
    6. Vera Zvonareva
    8. Agnieszka Radwanska

    White Group:

    2. Maria Sharapova
    4. Victoria Azarenka
    5. Li Na
    7. Samantha Stosur
     
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  2. JayChu

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    In order of finish:

    Red Group
    Kvitova, Wozniacki, Zvonareva, Radwanska

    White Group
    Sharapova, Azarenka, Stosur, Li

    Semis
    Kvitova over Azarenka
    Sharapova over Wozniacki

    Finals
    Sharapova over Kvitova
     
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  3. Tammo

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    Woz and Kvitova from the Red group.
    Stouser and Azarenka from White group.

    Whoever plays Woz gets to the final against Kvitiva
     
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  4. Ico

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    My only prediction is 50+ breaks of serve and 800+ UEs.
     
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    What ?? Stosor is the hottest player in the world right now and will likely to win it all:)
     
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    kvitova has a pretty easy passage to the semis, and should make the finals.
     
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  7. ben123

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    this is soo sad but true
     
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  9. Still no order of play released yet!
     
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    Day 1 OoP

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Sinan Erdem Dome (from 17.00hrs)
    1. Petra Kvitova vs. Vera Zvonareva
    2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
    3. Maria Sharapova vs. Samantha Stosur
     
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  13. bezs

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    With Li Na's horrible form going into this her confidence will be ripped apart even more if she plays badly.
     
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  14. Interesting, Li Na vs Azarenka could be good for Li as she usually copes well with Azarenka and if she could get a win over her.. you never know, she may have some kind of revival in form!
     
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  15. Walenty

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    Honestly, this is kind of up for grabs for anyone. Though if I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be Kvitova assuming she doesn't play badly.

    That said I hope Aggy wins the whole thing :)
     
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  16. kishnabe

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    Stosur or Azarenka in terms of style.
     
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    I honestly dont mind who wins this event.

    I have a soft spot for Radwanska and would like her to do well. I think there are too many BBB for her to overcome though, hope she can do some damage though. If Venus was here id be rooting for her.


    I'd like Vera to win something big too, as time is running out for her IMO.

    Mainly Im rooting for high quality tennis, whoever brings that, I'll be happy.

    The only situation that will annoy me is if Wozniacki wins averaging 5 winners per match. Hopefully she has left her moonball nonsense at home and is ready to play ball!
     
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  18. tennisenthusiast

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    LOL...so true.
     
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    Go Saaaaaaaamm!!! :)
     
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    Also like to say I serously think Azarenka has a great chance too. I can really see her winning this.

    She is playing agressive and consistent at present.
     
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  21. "At present" meaning in International Tournaments, $220,000 tournaments with little prestige and meaning in todays game. They're events with a maximum of 3-4 top 20 players.
    YEC is a completely different story, it's got prestige and a lot of points and prize money to be won.
     
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    Not one person is coming into this event Hot. The only one who has relatively strong form lately is Aga, and she just limped into the 8th spot. Its totally up for grabs who wins this. Even Li, who has stunk big time since the French, could win since her group is the weaker of the 2. However, I think whoever comes out of the red group on top will win the whole thng...I'm personally hoping for Aga or Zvonareva...or even Kvitova..at least they don't look gawd awful lately....
     
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    If Petra, Vika, Na or Vera win that's gravy for me.

    Last thing I want is Wozniacki winning with 5 winners/match.
     
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    TEB BNP PARIBAS WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Istanbul, Turkey
    October 25-30, 2011
    $4,900,000/SEC
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    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    Sinan Erdem Dome (from 17.00hrs)
    1. Petra Kvitova vs. Vera Zvonareva
    2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
    3. Maria Sharapova vs. Samantha Stosur



    WATCH out for MATCH #2................ GREAT sleeping pill if you have insomnia.
     
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  25. WinNCash

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    I will be watching all the Woz matches I can hoping for her to get handed a bagel and a breadstick.
     
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    I think this could be a really interesting contest. All eight are coming in with something to prove and probably feeling like underdogs. Really, the WTA has had some great matches this year, it just hasn't been by any of the same women. Someone is going to have a defining moment this week.

    I would not be surprised if Li lost all three matches or won the tournament without losing a match. You never know with her.

    I also have really enjoyed Radwanska's tennis lately, I'm not going to write her off for losing to Safarova in Moscow. She had such a good fall and really showed a new/better version of her tennis.
     
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  27. WinNCash

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    Also go Vania and Slava in the doubles.
     
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  28. 1970CRBase

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    White Group:

    2. Maria Sharapova
    4. Victoria Azarenka
    5. Li Na
    7. Samantha Stosur


    This is an interesting group. Li is Sam's slave, Sam is Pova's and Aza's slave, Aza is Li's slave! And Pova has lost three recent matches in a row to Li. :mrgreen:

    I REALLY want Li to pull herself together after allowing all this GS super stardom go to her head. IF Goat-NA shows up, she can conceivably beat Sam and in that case will probably be playing well enough to beat both both Shrieka and Howla. But Mug-NA wouldn't win a match or even a set.
     
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  29. volleyandfun

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    that was a tough match

    Safarova was serving so good and Aga could not read her forehand
    On that day Safarova could beat anyone, even bb Williams sisters
     
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  30. volleyandfun

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    what is the surface in Istanbul? hard? carpet? fast? slow?
     
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  31. It's a kind of hard court.
    I watched the WTA video where Ipek Senoglu talked the fans through it.
    Basically, it's a wooden court underneath that took a while to put together, and then they paint over it 3 times with a special material. Each lick of paint takes 5-6 days to dry, so it too 2-3 weeks to make the court.
     
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    Strangely enough, this is the only WTA tourney that I'm interested in. For some reason I think all the better players (except Kvitova) are in the White Group. I would like to see Stosur and Azarenka get through that group.
     
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  33. 1970CRBase

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    Kitty elected to receive serve, already all over Vera's serve and breaks in opening game.
     
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    The colour of the surface is very similar to the colour of the ball.
    I don't like this because you can barely see the ball.
     
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    Looking to be a breakfest so far...
     
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    5 games, 5 breaks...
    WTA as usual...
     
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  37. volleyandfun

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    it's terrible, what the heck were they thinking

    a match with 24 breaks of service
     
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    My gosh Kvitova hits the ball... It's amazing.
     
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  39. 1970CRBase

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    oh dear, if only Kitty can find her great serve which seems to have vanished again.
     
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  40. WinNCash

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    Kvitova holds and breaks again... has the Beast awoken?
     
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    Kvitova up 5-2. Serving for the 1st set.
     
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  42. WinNCash

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    I don't think Safarova even knows where her forehand is going.
     
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  43. soyizgood

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    Kvitova takes the set 6-2. Zvonareva hit ONE winner.
     
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  44. volleyandfun

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    Do you remember Tokyo? I think she was like 5-1 up and lost to Vera
    90% in the head, 8% in feet and balance in hands
     
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  45. JayChu

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    Kvitova is seriously the only female player that I can stand to see to play

    By the end of the Aussie, I hope she is ranked #1
     
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  46. soyizgood

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    Don't remind me of that match. I declared Kvitova a headcase after that horror show.
     
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  47. soyizgood

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    Kvitova has won the last 6 games. Zvonareva has not held serve at all this match.

    VZ FINALLY holds serve. PK up a break at 2-1.
     
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  48. WinNCash

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    No I didn't see that one. Choke much? Hahaha
     
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    Petra had a 5-1 lead thanks to Vera playing like garbage, then Vera just keeps the ball in while Kvitova sprayed the place with UEs off the backhand. Vera won 12 of the last 13 games going little of anything.
     
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  50. soyizgood

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    Petra up 3-1 in the 2nd. Vera has been completely overpowered. GOAT-mode Petra is so OP.
     
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