2019 WTA Finals - Official Tournament Thread

Who gets the title?


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    15

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
The lack of fans in the crowd is just depressing. What's even sadder is that at the changeover the camera is focused on the ceiling since the crowd is so empty...

China can spend all the money in the world to buy WTA and ATP tournaments but can't buy people to go to the event.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Wasn't expecting it to be a straight sets win for the defending champion but Svitolina knocks out Pliskova 7-6 (14-12!) 6-4.

She's the only player in the draw without a title this year and starts her title defence against the player who has the most titles this year.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Andreescu v Halep for the first time, this should be good.

Will be interesting to see how Halep is, she retired in Wuhan and lost rather easily to Alexandrova in Beijing.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Commentator saying how Andreescu came into 2019 with just 3 main draw match wins.

This year she's had 37 which includes the Indian Wells, Toronto and US Open titles.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Hard to believe Halep has just the one title this year. Wimbledon of course.

Then you look at Pliskova who has 4 but 0 slams.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Cahill back with Halep.

Crazy to think it's 5 years since that 2014 WTA Finals demolition when Halep thrashed Serena 6-0 6-2 which was at the time, Serena's equal worst career loss.
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
i dont know why people are still surprised about Pliskova going slam less season by season. she doesnt have mentally what it takes to stand up against the best on tours whnen it really matters
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Andreescu v Halep for the first time, this should be good.
This is the second first time matchup this tournament after Barty v Bencic yesterday. The other two matchups that haven't occurred between these top 8 players is Andreescu v Barty and Andreescu v Kvitova.

Bianca is in the other group so we might not see either matchups unless the players make the SF/F.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
i dont know why people are still surprised about Pliskova going slam less season by season. she doesnt have mentally what it takes to stand up against the best on tours whnen it really matters
Because she's the tour leader in titles this year, because she's the tour leader in aces this year, because she's the #2 in the world, because she's a former #1, because she's made the SF of 3 of the 4 slams... the list goes on.

People said the exact same thing about Wozniacki and Halep being unable to stand up when it counts but they ended up breaking the curse. I still don't see Pliskova ending her career slamless (I mean look how easy Barty's draw was to a slam title)!
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
People said the exact same thing about Wozniacki and Halep being unable to stand up when it counts but they ended up breaking the curse. I still don't see Pliskova ending her career slamless (I mean look how easy Barty's draw was to a slam title)!
they had problem with stronger girls whom are old now so they were able to step up once they were gone but pliskova has problem with her own generation so i doubt she will be able to beat players like andreescu, osaka, barty.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
they had problem with stronger girls whom are old now so they were able to step up once they were gone but pliskova has problem with her own generation so i doubt she will be able to beat players like andreescu, osaka, barty.
Pretty sure that's not it considering her last 3 slam losses this year were to: Martic, Muchova and Konta. Her only loss to a top 15 player this year was Osaka at the AO.

As I said, Barty didn't even have to play a top 10 player to win RG this year so i'm not writing Pliskova off. You're out here assuming Andreescu, Osaka and Barty are sweeping the next few slams which is a bit bold considering Barty didn't make a slam QF after her slam win and same for Osaka after her AO title.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Andreescu hit a tweener between the legs shot! I pulling for Andreescu against Halep now!Halep always needs continuous coaching it seems! A robot that needs programming!
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Andreescu hit a tweener between the legs shot! I pulling for Andreescu against Halep now!Halep always needs continuous coaching it seems! A robot that needs programming!
Yeah, that's how Simona won grand slams... :rolleyes: She hasn't played much in the last 3 months, it's normal she feels less confident now.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Wow, MTOs on both sides. Gruelling match, hope they have something left in the tank for the rest of the matches
 
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