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

    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. jones101

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    It'd be nice if they bothered showing YEC doubles on the TV, its only 3 matches total.
     
  2. Love Game

    Love Game Talk Tennis Guru

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    i know! Is that too much to ask?

    they were showing it online at LSH, but I was too busy focusing on the rise and fall of delPotro in Vienna :shock:
     
  3. jones101

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    Mature excellence - I like that phrase. It seems to be a trend in the WTA these days, experience definitely has it upsides.

    I agree with you, players like Lisa and Lizel make me think Venus and Serena could have 20+ doubles slams if they played a few years in it.
     
  4. hugobosstachini

    hugobosstachini Semi-Pro

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    On Kvitova you're right, she's been very up on down... her match against Wozniacki and the first set against Radwanska when she was down 1-5* were her best display of tennis IMO...

    Petra has some very big physical lapses at times where she's slow, sluggish etc... with her footwork and that automatically brings tons of UEs in her game... against Vika's consistency that might not do it.

    That said, Vika isn't a pure offensive player... Vika is some sort of consistent power-hitter able to hold good high cadences for a long amount of time... Vika has good defenses and she always makes you play one shot more with her relative medium-fast pace shots... she takes the ball early and this combination of things makes it very complicated for bigger hitting players or more offensive minded players who aren't at the top of their game to play her.

    That's certainly what Zvonareva experienced and if Petra comes like Zvonareva, could be fairly in Vika's favor... on the other hand it'll all'bout Petra.

    Another proof of this is that Vika doesn't hit tons of winners nor does she strike tons of UEs... she plays an excellent level of controlled agression mix of some winners here and there, low or relatively low UE count with a good amount of FEs and it's the winners and high FE count that makes her game good. At the difference now, 70 to 80% of Petra's game are composed of risks, high winner and UE count, the rest FEs are barely something she relies on though it can be high because of her power, surgical placement and weight of shots.
     
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  5. soyizgood

    soyizgood G.O.A.T.

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    I'll post on the finals match thread.
     
  6. NadalAgassi

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    Please. Kvitova is FAR superior to Azarenka in offense. In their match at Wimbledon she had about 5 times as many winners. Kvitova is the biggest hitter in the WTA today, including Serena. Matches are pretty much always on her racquet, but she has a high risk game which causes alot of her defeats. Her mediocre defense means little, nobody can make her play defense more than 15% of the time anyway. I almost dont even know what her defense looks like since she is never defending, lol!

    If both play their best Kvitova will win. She will hit far more winners and errors, so the match will be up to her. It all depends how consistent she is. It could go either way as Azarenka is playing great this week and will force Kvitova to play quite well to win.
     
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  7. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    Kvitona is pwning Azarenka!
     
  8. tennisenthusiast

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    Her light just got turned on again.

    Her light seems to be blinking on and off for every 20 minutes.
     
  9. shogun90

    shogun90 Rookie

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    The Tennis Channel showed the matches live. Finals was @8:30AM.
     
  10. soyizgood

    soyizgood G.O.A.T.

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    It was a crazy final. Both Azarenka and Kvitova laid it all out. Look forward to great things from both in 2012. Vika, you have regained my loyalty which was SEVERELY tested after that Bartoli match.

    Congratulations to Petra Kvitova. She still has some things to iron out, but you can easily argue that she's the real #1.
     
  11. bezs

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    Well done from Kvitova the future looks very bright for her indeed. I'm sure she's gonna enjoy that prize money in the off season.
     

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