2018 WTA Premier Sydney & International Hobart

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Who will win Sydney?

Poll closed Jan 9, 2018.
  1. Muguruza

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  2. Venus

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  3. Ostapenko

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  4. Konta

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  5. Mladenovic

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  6. Sloane

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  7. Gorges

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  8. Sevastova

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  9. Kerber

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  10. Other?

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  1. 70後

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    Not that I think she will, but if CG wants to beat Kerber and is finally serious with a new coach; run better, shoot better.

    I reckon the new coach will disappear after Sydney. Probably a temporary gig.
     
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    Shoot better, yes. But as far as movement, she is one of the best on tour, and one of the fittest.
     
  3. speedysteve

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    Loving Camilla V2.0. long may it last.
    Camilla's serve has improved dramatically during the off season. Lots of work done, new coach I guess.
    I thought Rads might unravel her but she could do nothing against the pace coming at her. Well done Cami coming through a wobble 2nd set too
     
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    The person the camera kept showing cheering on Giorgi was not her father. It was the father of the young American ATP player Stefan Kozlov. I think his name is Andre Kozlov. If Kozlov is her coach (I hope so.), this can only mean really good things for her game. She is so talented and her father wasn't able to bring forth what she is capable of on a consistent basis.
     
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    The commentators kept referring to him as her coach.
    She also said after the Rads match that she'd had 3 months off and that had helped.
     
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    @Aussie Darcy for who will the crowd gonna support more? Gavrilova or Barty
     
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    Folks in Sydney get paid to stay home?
     
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    Sorry, been out all day. Glad to see Barty win and make another Premier final! Barty v Kerber would be juicy!
     
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    What crowd?
    I would imagine it's easier to warm to Barty.
     
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    The Aussie crowd as it was an all Aussie match up.
     
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    Some seriously stunning stuff from Kerber. Up a double break on Giorgi and serving for the first set.
     
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    Kerber just blowing Giorgi off the court, outplaying her.
     
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    Kerber wins the first set 6-2 over Giorgi.
     
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    Well well well. Giorgi stepping it up big time. Triple break points.
     
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    Kerber saves two but a Giorgi works her magic in a rally and breaks her serve for the first time all match. Up 2-0 in the 2nd.
     
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    Defending champ Elise Mertens into the Hobart final once more with a 3 set win over Watson..

    Buzarnescu up a set on Tsurenko and looking to make her first WTA final.
     
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    Giorgi goes up 3-1 but Kerber plays so good, wins the next 5 games and is now up 6-2 5-3.
     
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    Angelique Kerber continues her amazing 2018.

    Defeats Giorgi 6-2 6-3 and is into the Sydney final!

    Won all 8 matches she's played (4 WTA and 4 Hopman Cup).
     
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    She needs to lose the weights, and find a track. She'd mop-up in MMA now.
     
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    Everything's got to be working for her to win. I love her game but she has to work twice as hard than a CooCoo or Keys. Speaking of every things got to be working to win, Bacsinszky's been out since the FO. She had hand surgery, I guess. She's playing the tourney after the AO. Love her.
     
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    I meant as in so few spectators for a match featuring home interest.
     
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    Dunno how Kerber found her form, but she's looking good. She's my favorite (not my preference) for the AO title.
     
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    Must be a reason she does not lose that excess flab. My bad, she has a wait problem.
     
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    What is it with posters and the crowd size? It was mighty thin for Fognini as well. Why? It's during the day. A work day. The night crowds are always better attended. I go to the DC tournament every year during the week and no matter who is playing it's lightly attended during day matches. Night matches? Yeah, not so much.
     
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    I think that's why Brisbane tends to have stronger day crowds - a lot of people are still on holidays that first week of the year. By the second week, people are heading back to work.
     
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    Lightly attended? https://www.dowtennisclassic.com/ Possible 8+ inches of snow Monday.
     
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    Waited a year to hear the sounds of snowmobiles zipping thru my yard at 2 am. Plows all night long
     
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    Used to live in Michigan where they'd run all the damn time! We get usually a couple of inches all winter here in D.C.
     
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    Guess you are not exactly missing them, eh?
     
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    :) Nope.
     
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    Sydney WTA final about to begin
     
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    Finish it, Angie.
     
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    Angie takes the first @ 4.
     
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    That first set felt very quick. I picked Kerber in the poll but I'd like to be wrong on this occasion! It's looking like it's her match so far though
     
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    How's Kerber and Barty going? Missed the first set but tuning in now.
     
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    I'd say Kerber's level was a bit higher than Barty's in the first set but not significantly so.
     
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    Angi's on a roll.
     
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    Kerber continues her incredible 2018 and wins the Sydney title defeating Barty 6-4 6-4.

    Incredible wins over Safarova, Venus, Cibulkova, Giorgi and now Barty. On top of the 4 Hopman Cup wins she had as well. Yet to lose a match this year.
     
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    Crazy but that's her first title since winning the 2016 US Open.

    Didn't win a single title in 2017.

    What a start to the year.
     
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    That a girl, Angie!
     
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    Recent champions in Sydney usually don't have a winning time in Melbourne.

    Last years champ Konta lost in the QF.
    2016 champ Kuznetsova lost 2R.
    2015 champ Kvitova lost 3R.
    2014 champ Pironkova lost 2R.
    2013 champ Radwanska lost in the QF.
    But, 2012 champ Azarenka backed up her Sydney win by winning the Australian Open. Kerber will hoping to emulate that.
     
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    Buzarnescu just forced a decider in Hobart.
     
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    But none of those players I bolded have won the AO before and Angie has. Big difference.
     
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    Congrats to Ange. It looks like this will be a 2016 year for her and not a 2017 year. Well done also to Barty, who made the final after losing early in Brisbane.
     
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    Kerber will repeat 2016:eek:
     
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    I don't think she's flabby, though her legs look thicker than in the past. But her shoulders and arms are huge/muscular. I got a new TV, and thought the ratio was off. But then I saw her on YT looking huge, too. How can you run weighed-down w/ so much muscle?
     

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