OFFICIAL TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by HurricaneDominic, Oct 23, 2011.

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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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Li Na

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    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. 1970CRBase

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    If Pova managed to lose to Sam, astounding, she must be playing that badly, add to that Li who can't find the court anymore, their match will probably not be a pretty sight.

    Tho, I want Li to make a fight and end this year on a spirited note so she can start next year with some renewed confidence instead of being everybody's punch bag. I would like to see her win 2 and even make the final against Kitty.
     
  2. Telepatic

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    From how I see it, it looks like SF will reach Kvitova/Wozniacki along with Azarenka/Stosur (today's match deciding who'll be the first in this group, I think Azarenka)..
     
  3. Wozupniacki

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    There's 15 matches in YEC. 50:15=3.33.
    For the break count to stay below 50 there could only be an average 3 breaks per match. I don't think anyone expected that.
     
  4. zagor

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    Azarenka and Sam should be interesting, I think Sam might ger her first win over her but we'll see.
     
  5. soyizgood

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    YIKES! Stosur's missed 2 gimme forehands so far this match. :shock:
     
  6. soyizgood

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    Why did they make Stosur play first today? Her match ended around 11:30PM last night.
     
  7. soyizgood

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    Azarenka up a double break 4-1.
    Holds at love for 5-1.

    Vika takes the set 6-2.
     
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  8. soyizgood

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    Stosur is in a bad mood right now. Vika just doing her thing up 2-0 in the 2nd set.
     
  9. 1970CRBase

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    commentator is saying something seems wrong with Sam's right hand the way she keeps flexing it between points.

    Aza has been telling (or rather howling at) Sam what to do all match.
     
  10. soyizgood

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    I noticed that on at least two occasions with Sam's right hand. Looks like this group is a mess. Azarenka might coast through, but then again Vika has been known to being a nut herself.
     
  11. Ronaldo

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    Azawreck'dher in effect.
     
  12. soyizgood

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    Stosur DFs on break point. Azarenka up a double break 4-1.
     
  13. 1970CRBase

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    That last game took about 10 minutes with all the best tennis in that game. Sammy put everything into it, she could be thinking that it might actually come down to games won/lost to decide who makes it thru.

    Aza's flat, early ball Sam really does NOT like at all.
     
  14. 1970CRBase

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    Pova rips fh dtl, Li double fault, Pova rips fh cc, Li dumps fh into the net.

    Unfortunately, the tone seems to be set for the match. Li needs to hurry up and find her aggressive Na self. She CAN out bash Pova if she relaxes and finds her range.

    And Li Na break right back at love. Just be like Blake please and go for it, that's her natural game. Nervousness, lack of self belief etc ruins her more than any opponent can.

    Speaking of coaches, Hogstedt is in Pova's box, Mortensen sadly nowhere to be seen and hubby Jiang back in Li's box.
     
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  15. lonux

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    I think the tone is set too, but in another way. The first game was a lovebreak, the second too,...

    I fear for the rest.
     
  16. Tammo

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    I see many breaks happening in this match. Shapa up 3-2 and serving.
     
  17. Tammo

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    Neither one is playing real well. Li has been mishitting quite a bit, 4-2 Shara. I say at least 100 breaks for the whole tourney:)
     
  18. Brian11785

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    Li wins 7 straight points to take the first set breaker 7-4. I live for Maria's chokes!
     
  19. bezs

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    Maria really should have won that first set.
     
  20. kishnabe

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    That was some poor tennis!
     
  21. Brian11785

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    Only been watching since my lunch break started 6-5 in the first set. But Li has looked fantastic.
     
  22. soyizgood

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    MS blows a gimme point. Li up a double break 5-2.

    Woz is your YE#1 now. :/
     
  23. Li Ching Yuen

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    what the **** are you talking about?

    This match is an error-fest. If Li can close it out I'll be very happy.
     
  24. jones101

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    Is it all ova for Sharapova? She is losing to an abysmal Li!
     
  25. Brian11785

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    As I said, I've only been watching since 6-5 in the first. I can almost guarantee that, from the time I started until the time I made that post, Li had more winners than errors.
     
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    EEW GROSS!

    Lol but that just says it all about the top players inconsistency this year. Hopefully a boss will emerge next year.
     
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    Li able to pull it together long enough to take the second set and match!
     
  28. 1970CRBase

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    Good job Li, even if it was a bit of an error fest and she looked like she wanted to choke yet again at the end, but this match was good for her. Hopefully she gets back into grove.

    English commentators, were saying : Li Na, not a small woman, she's 5 foot 10......

    lol
     
  29. 1970CRBase

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    The way in which Woz is holding onto number one really is unbelievably annoying isn't it.
     
  30. nadalwon2012

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    Sharapova hasn't beaten a top 10 player in the slams this year, so no surprise to see her struggling to keep up in this event. Definitely the most phoney world number 2 of all-time.
     
  31. Li Ching Yuen

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    5'10 is above the average female height.
     
  32. Brian11785

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    Vera up big in the first against Woz! If she beats her in straights, I really like Aggie's chances of getting through.
     
  33. Zvonareva leading Wozniacki 5-1 in the 1st set.
     
  34. soyizgood

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    Radwanska would have to win one more match than Woz, remember. Woz holds the 1st tiebreaker.

    That or hope Kvitova goes 3-0 with the others all going 1-2.
     
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  35. Do players who played last year LOSE RANKING POINTS if they do not reach the same stage as they did last year?
     
  36. Brian11785

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    Is the first tiebreaker who won the head-to-head between the two parties? I thought it was who won the most sets.

    I fully expect Petra to go 3-0. And Aggie has owned Vera all year.
     
  37. soyizgood

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    Woz already beat Radwanska yesterday. H2H is the first tie-breaker.
     
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    Right, but if Vera beats Woz in straights and, say, Aggie beats Vera in straights.
    Kvitova wins all of her matches.

    Then what?
     
  39. Then won't it be sets/games?
    That situation would be nerve racking, Wozniacki would probably go through knowing her luck . .
    I would love to see Radwanska go through.
     
  40. Ripster

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    Is there a stream of this that doesn't lag
     
  41. > > > Sharapova withdraws from WTA Championships < < <

    Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the WTA Championships due to a left ankle sprain, the press in Istanbul reported. The world No. 2 badly sprained her ankle against Petra Kvtiova in the Tokyo quarterfinals and said that she didn't make the decison to contest the Championships until a week ago. The Russian lost her opening match against Samantha Stosur on Tuesday, and on Wednesday fell 7-6, 6-4 to Li Na. Sharapova's withdrawal guarantees that Caroline Wozniacki will end the season at No. 1 for the second consecutive year.

    Wozniacki: Players grunt on purpose in matches

    "I think there are some players who do it on purpose," Wozniacki told reporters. "They don't do it in practice and then they come into the match and they grunt. I think they [officials] could definitely cut it. If you grunt really loudly your opponent cannot hear how you hit the ball. Because the grunt is so loud, you think the ball is coming fast and suddenly the ball just goes slowly. In tight moments, maybe the grunt helps them with getting less nervous."

    Radwanska complains of weird bounces

    Agnieszka Radwanska says the court at the WTA Championships in Istanbul is problematic. The temporary indoor hard court is built on top of a basketball court. "It's pretty slow. It's weird bounces, and surface very sticky so it's hard to run, as well," she told reporters.

    Caroline Wozniacki added: "It's slow and doesn't bounce very high. It's sticky and you feel it in the legs. It's a little bit uneven too. But for me I like it. You just need to be prepared for longer matches."
     
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  42. soyizgood

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    Typical Vera. Looks great one set, then goes back to being batty. On to set 3.
     
  43. Love Game

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    Caro breaks to force the 3rd set decider, 64! :)

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  44. Ico

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    I knew something was up. Instead of 6 matches per group, I only accounted for 3, giving me a total of 9 matches for the YEC. 50/9 = 5.55. Still a fairly low estimate, but I suppose it's because I haven't been watching the WTA much this year.
     
  45. soyizgood

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    Vera up 3-1 in the 3rd set.
     
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    This match is all about vera and her mental, its up to her whether wins or not.
     
  47. soyizgood

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    Vera now up 4-1. Double break! :)
     
  48. Ico

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    That was a fantastic game by Zvonareva. If it wasn't for the brick between her ears, she could definitely have gotten a slam in the current woeful field.
     
  49. rdis10093

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    vera for the win
     
  50. rdis10093

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    shame about maria though, her outfit was awesome with the racquet. V. Z. up 4-1 in the third
     

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