TOP 5 matches from WTA Finals 2014!!!

~Top 5 matches!

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5. Caroline Wozniacki df. Maria Sharapova 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2

Very long and very interesting match. It wasn’t high-quality match, but it was very exciting and interesting! Sharapova kept coming back, but she was too tired in that third set.

Highlights:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxl8xW8lHS4

 

4.Maria Sharapova df. Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2

Another long and exciting match. Radwanska came back from 1-5 and 3 match points down in 2nd set, but Sharapova eventually prevailed in 3rd set. That 2nd set that Agnieszka managed to win gave her a ticket to the SFs!

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHi2zLRQx2Q&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

3.Serena Williams df. Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-3 7-6(6)

Highest quality match of the tournament. It was tight and interesting, but Serena showed why she’s still world number 1. Really interesting match, but there are 2 more interesting matches!

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNUykyexEww&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

2.Serena Williams df. Simona Halep 6-3 6-0

Serena beaten Simona to win WTA Finals for the 3rd consecutive time. Serena was just too good, but Simona was far from her best. This match was Serena’s revenge!

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr-npLd6mWk&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

1.Simona Halep df. Serena Williams 6-0 6-2

This match is probably most interesting and surprising match of this tournament. Simona Halep destroyed Serena Williams in a weird match. Serena played very bad, but Simona was just too good!

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSA-M74hPUY&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

~Honorable mentions!

Ana Ivanovic df. Simona Halep 7-6(7) 3-6 6-3

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L4YXQRWWzc&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Simona Halep df. Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-2

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgKUvdjec9I&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Petra Kvitova df. Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-2

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrY3TpDPWLk&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Serena Williams df. Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-4

Higlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGsKa58dQNc&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Simona Halep df. Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 6-3

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg4mvUgThTo&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Ana Ivanovic df. Eugenie Bouchard 6-1 6-3

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmb0k91Rnj0&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Serena Williams df. Eugenie Bouchard 6-1 6-1

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbcCxIKKGoo&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Agnieszka Radwanska df. Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-3

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGDFpPspNFw&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Caroline Wozniacki df. Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-3

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ4cs3pVPaM&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

Caroline Wozniacki df. Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-3

Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FPqSlTgTeE&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

~Now…Best shots of WTA Finals 2014!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNwnVjUQ6s&list=UUaBIVVpHjq6j3tSyxwTE-8Q

 

 

 

WTA Finals in Singapore 2014 – Agnieszka vs Caroline, Maria vs Petra, Serena vs Eugenie

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I don’t know what to say. Matches are impossible to predict. I don’t know how to write my predictions anymore. Today, Simona Halep beaten Serena Williams 6-0 6-2!!! Current world no. 1 played probably worst match ever but Simona played very solid. Williams just couldn’t find the court with her shots and her movement was poor, especially in the first set. Match between Serena and Simona is still haunting me. New era has come! Later that day, Ana Ivanovic defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-1 6-3. It was great performance by Ana and again, poor performance by Bouchard. She played a little bit better than against Simona but Canadian was still far away from her best. Today I’ll do short predictions without pictures because I’m not ready to write my full predictions yet. Serena vs Halep really proved me that matches are IMPOSSIBLE to predict. I’m hoping that I’ll be right about these 3 matches. I’ll write my standard predictions tomorrow. Thank you for reading my blog and for supporting me. Love y’all ! 🙂

~Agnieszka Radwanska df. Caroline Wozniacki in 3 sets — This is really risky pick but I’ll believe in Aga this time. She played amazing against Petra and she have a chance to win this match too. Caro played very solid against Maria but Radwanska won’t defeat herself like Sharapova. Wozniacki can win this but I’m choosing Agnieszka this time!

~Maria Sharapova df. Petra Kvitova in 3 tight sets — Maria played bad against Wozniacki but she showed great fighting spirit and desire. Petra was far from her best but I think she’ll play better against Maria. Both are powerful but Maria is stronger mentally so I believe she’ll win this in the end. She’ll be extra motivated because she can become world no. 1 after this tournament!

~Serena Williams df. Eugenie Bouchard in 2 very tight sets — Something is telling me that Serena is still not done here. She played poor against Halep but she can bounce back against out-of-form Bouchard. Williams at least played good against Ivanovic. Eugenie played poor in both of her matches. I think that Serena will win but anything is possible. Maybe Serena have some injury or illness. Maybe Kerber will play this match instead of Serena. Who knows!? Probably no one.

See you all tomorrow! 🙂

WTA Finals in Singapore 2014 – Serena vs Simona, Eugenie vs Ana

Serena Williams vs Simona Halep

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Serena played superb against Ivanovic. She won 6-4 6-4. Serena fired 12 aces and 4 double faults compared to Ana’s zero aces and 7 double faults. It was a high-quality match and both played well. Match was full of stunning rallies and amazing shots. Simona played really well against Bouchard. Eugenie made far too many errors but Simona was very calm and steady. Looks like she’s back on the top of her game.  This match is very exciting for me. Serena leads against Simona in their head-2-head 3-0 but their last match was in Cincinnati last year. Simona took away one set from Serena but it was in 2011 at Wimbledon.  Serena will play her extremely aggressive tennis and she’ll control most of the points with her massive serves and powerful groundstrokes. Against Ivanovic, Serena showed her hunger and desire to win title in Singapore so I believe that Williams will be extra motivated to win this match. Simona will play her consistent tennis. She’ll chase down everything she can and she’ll try to be aggressive from the baseline. Simona is playing very well in this moment but Serena is a whole new level. Halep will give her best but it won’t be enough to harm current world no. 1.

Prediction: Serena in 2 tight sets

 

Ana Ivanovic vs Eugenie Bouchard

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Ana played very solid against Serena. She had problems with her serve but everything else was on her standard level. She dropped her serve in the end of both sets. Eugenie played on very low level against Halep. Maybe she had a problem with her injury, maybe she was nervous…Who knows! But if she continues to play on that level, she’ll stay winless in Singapore. Against in-form Ivanovic, she needs to play her best tennis. Bouchard leads against Ivanovic in their head-2-head 2-0. They played one of those matches at this year’s Australian Open in QFs. Eugenie won 5-7 7-5 6-2. Both are really aggressive and powerful. Ana’s biggest strength is, as always, her forehand. However, her forehand is nicely backed up with solid backhand, tricky slices, drop shots, net play and some defensive shots too. Bouchard  takes the ball early so Ana won’t have a lot of time to react. Eugenie is playing very risky and she’s dangerous opponent when she’s on. Honestly, I don’t think that Eugenie will beat Ana but Wozniacki and Radwanska proved that everything is possible. Ana was more consistent this year so I think she’ll win this match. It won’t be easy but she’ll score her 1st win in Singapore! 😉

Prediction: Ivanovic in 3 sets

Tuesday results:

~ Caroline Wozniacki df. Maria Sharapova 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 — It wasn’t high-quality match but it was really interesting. Maria kept coming back but in the end she was just too tired. I didn’t expect this result but all credit goes to Caroline! Well done! 🙂

~Agnieskza Radwanska df. Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-3 — Radwanska was at her magical best against Petra. She had some amazing shots and she was very consistent. Petra made a lot of errors but Agnieszka was just too solid. Well done! 🙂

~Monica Puig df. Saisai Zheng 6-4 6-3 — I wasn’t watching this match but well done Monica. She scored 4 wins at this rising stars event and she really deserved this trophy. She beaten Diyas, Rogers and Zheng( twice ). Well done Puig! 🙂

WTA Finals in Singapore 2014 – Serena vs Ana, Simona vs Eugenie

Serena Williams vs Ana Ivanovic

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Serena had an amazing year. She won 6 titles this year( Brisbane, Miami, Rome, Stanford, Cincinnati and most important of all – US Open); reached 2 SFs( Dubai and Montreal) and 2 QFs( Madrid and Beijing). She had some shocking losses (to Cepelova, Cornet, Muguruza etc.) but she won 6 titles so that losses are basically irrelevant. Ana had a great year too. After few forgettable years she found her form again. She won 4 titles this year( Auckland, Monterrey, Birmingham and Tokyo); reached 2 finals( Stuttgart and Cincinnati); 2 SFs( Rome and Beijing) and 3 QFs( Australian Open, Madrid and Stanford). Ana is again dangerous opponent. Serena leads against Ivanovic in their head-2-head 7-1 but they had some really competitive matches this year. Actually, Ana won their first match this year in 4th round of the Australian Open 4-6 6-3 6-3. Then, Serena avenged her loss in Rome SFs with victory 6-1 3-6 6-1. Their next match was in Stanford QFs where Williams edged Ivanovic 2-6 6-3 7-5. Their last match was in Cincinnati finals where Serena won comfortably 6-4 6-1. This match will be their 5th match this year! Serena-Ivanovic was a great rivalry this year. Serena struggled with injuries lately but she looks ready for this tournament. Ana struggled with injuries too but, just like Serena, she’s ready now. Ana is a player with most wins this year but Serena won’t allow her to score another. Serena will play her extremely aggressive game. With her powerful ground-strokes and massive serves she’ll control a lot of rallies. However, Ana showed this year that she’s not afraid of Williams. She’ll use her atomic forehand and variations to fight against Williams. Both players are fast and they have good court coverage. Ana will maybe take a set but healthy Serena is just too powerful and flawless.

Prediction: Serena in 3 sets

 

Eugenie Bouchard vs Simona Halep

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Eugenie had her breakthrough year, she played especially well at Grand Slams. She reached a 2nd week of all four of them. She won 1 title this year (Nurnberg); reached 2 finals( Wimbledon and Wuhan); 3 SFs( Australian Open, Charleston and French Open) and 2 QFs( Acapulco and Oeiras). She had 9 1st round exits but like I said, she was very consistent at Slams. Simona had her breakthrough year too, but she showed some indications when she won her 1st six titles last year. She won 2 titles this year( Doha and Bucharest ), reached 2 finals( Madrid and French Open), 2 SFs( Indian Wells and Wimbledon) and 3 QFs( Australian Open, Cincinnati and Beijing). Great year for Simona but she’s struggling with her form lately, mostly because of injuries. These two played two times and their head-to-head is 1-1. Their both matches were played this year. Halep won their 1st match in the 4th round of Indian Wells 6-2 1-6 6-4. Bouchard avenged her loss in the SFs of Wimbledon 7-6(5) 6-2. Simona and Eugenie are playing their 1st YEC. I think that both truly deserve their place here. Eugenie will be the aggressor in this match. She takes a ball early so Simona won’t have a lot of time to react. Bouchard have flat and powerful shots and she’s really dangerous when she’s on. With some steady shots and drive volleys she have what it takes to beat Halep. Simona is aggressive baseliner. She’s really fast and she can easily turn defence into offense. She have good forehand and solid backhand. I’m not sure that Simona is fully recovered because she’s struggling with injuries since Bucharest so I’ll give Bouchard the advantage. I think that Simona will fight until the end but Bouchard will take this match in two sets.

Prediction: Bouchard in 2 very tight sets

 

I can’t hide how excited I am right now. This group is just awesome! 😀

~ Serena and Ana will play their FIFTH match this year. It was one of the most interesting rivalries of the year!

~ Simo and Genie will play their 3rd match this year. Battle of future world no.1’s  in my opinion!

~ Serena will play against Simona and Eugenie for the first time this year. Simply amazing!

~ Ana will play against Simona and Eugenie. Chance to avenge her losses to both of them this year!

See y’all tomorrow! I’m hoping that we’ll all enjoy in all of these matches! 🙂

Tomorrow : Predictions for Sharapova – Wozniacki and Kvitova – Radwanska! 🙂

Wuhan 2014 – Finals

Eugenie Bouchard vs Petra Kvitova

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Petra played amazing against Svitolina, especially in the first set. She was firing her shots all over the court. Elina played great too, but Petra was too good. Eugenie was very impressive too. She beaten in-form Wozniacki in 2 sets. Bouchard was so aggressive and calm and that really helped her. Caro wasn’t on her best, but she still played pretty well. Eugenie was just too good. Now we have a re-match of the Wimbledon final this year. That was one of the best performances I ever saw – Petra on her best. Bouchard was really good, but Petra played perfect. Both will try to play aggressive, but Petra is more powerful, of course. Both played great in Wuhan, but Petra was a little bit better. If Petra play like she played throughout this tournament, she’ll have no problems in this match. Eugenie will fight, but Kvitova is in great form now so I’ll think she’ll win this match in 2 sets.

Prediction: Kvitova in 2 sets

 

BEIJING 2014 – DAY 1

Keys df. Riske in 2 tight sets

Jovanovski df. Oprandi in 3 tight sets

Pavlyuchenkova df. Zhu in 2 sets

Diyas df. Koukalova in 3 sets

Radwanska df. Vandeweghe in 3 sets

Lisicki df. S.Xu in 2 sets

Suarez Navarro df. Flipkens in 3 sets

—qualifying—

Barthel df. Erakovic in 3 sets

Bencic df. Rogers in 2 tight sets

Niculescu df. Van Uytvanck in 2 sets( one tight, one easy )

Pironkova df. Tomljanovic in 3 tight sets

Kudryavtseva df. Y.Xu in 3 sets

Lepchenko df. Soler-Espinosa in 2 sets

Puig df. Hercog in 2 tight sets

Mattek-Sands df. Voegele in 3 sets

Wuhan 2014 – Semi-finals

Petra Kvitova vs Elina Svitolina

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Petra played superb against Garcia. She wasn’t broken for the whole match and she faced just 2 break points in one game. Her serve was especially on fire, but her strokes too. Garcia played well too, but Petra was just too good. She didn’t give Caroline a rhythm because she was firing her massive shots all over the court. Great performance by Petra. Elina is a positive surprise of this tournament. In the QFs, she beaten Angelique Kerber. Kerber wasn’t on her best, but Elina played great. She was really aggressive and consistent enough to beat German with never-give-up attitude. This match should be interesting, especially because Elina won their only meeting this year in straight sets! But I must mention that Petra played horrible in that match. She just couldn’t find a court with her shots. Petra will be the aggressor in this match and she’ll decide almost everything. Svitolina is an aggressive player, but she’s just not powerful as Kvitova. Petra played great in Wuhan, so I think she’ll win this match in straight sets. Elina can just hope that Petra will have one of her bad days.

Prediction: Kvitova in 2 tight sets

 

Eugenie Bouchard vs Caroline Wozniacki

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Bouchard played solid against Cornet. She won in straight sets, but it won’t be easy. Alize was really tired, but she fought well. Genie was just too solid in that match. She played really aggressive. Caroline was solid too. She beaten another surprise of the tournament – Timea Bacsinszky. It wasn’t easy, but Wozniacki was just too steady and calm in the end. She won after comeback. Solid performance by Caroline too. Genie will be the aggressor in this match. With her powerful shots and some good volleys, she can control the game. Wozniacki will be consistent from the beginning till the end. Her steady shots with lot of counter-power and her great movement will keep Bouchard out of her rhythm. Wozniacki will chase down almost everything, that’s sure. With that consistency, she’ll beat very aggressive Eugenie. It won’t be easy, but Caroline will come through.

Prediction: Wozniacki in 3 sets

WTA Wuhan 2014 – Quarter-finals

Petra Kvitova vs Caroline Garcia

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Petra played very well at this tournament. She had a bye in the 1st round. In the second round she beaten in-form Knapp who recently won her first WTA title in Tashkent in straight sets – 6:3 6:0! In the 3rd round she beaten another in-form player – fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova. This match was much tighter than Petra’s previous match. She won in 3 sets – 6:3 2:6 6:4. Tight match, but Petra was in control in the 1st and the 3rd set. Garcia’s road to the QFs was much more difficult than Kvitova’s. In the first round she beaten Venus Williams who is in good form this year in 3 very tight sets – 6:4 4:6 7:6(6). Venus held match point at 5-3, but Garcia turned the match around. She showed how much she improved mentally. In the 2nd round she beaten consistent Agnieszka Radwanska in 3 very tight sets, again – 3:6 7:6(4) 7:6(7). Another 3rd set tie-break victory against another very experienced opponent. Wow Caroline! Wow! Then, in the 3rd round she beaten big-serving Coco Vandeweghe in 2 sets – 6:3 6:2. This match should be interesting. Both players are hard-hitters. Petra is more impatient, but more powerful too. Both have great serve and powerful strokes, especially forehand. Petra’s advantage is her tricky left-handed serve. Caroline’s advantage is her better movement than Petra’s. I think that this will be very tight match, but I believe that Garcia will win. She is very talented young player and she have all the weapons to overplay Petra. We’ll see am I right. When Kvitova is on her best, she’s unstoppable. However, she wasn’t on her best since Wimbledon final so I believe that Garcia have a real chance here.

Prediction: Garcia in 3 very tight sets

 

Eugenie Bouchard vs Alize Cornet

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Bouchard played pretty good in Wuhan. She had a bye in the first round. In the second round, she beaten big-hitting Mona Barthel in 3 tight sets – 4:6 6:3 6:4. Tight match, but Eugenie fought well. In the 3rd round she beaten always-dangerous American Alison Riske who beaten Sara Errani in straight sets in the previous round. Eugenie won that match in 2 sets -6:2 6:3. Cornet came from Guangzhou where was extremely hot to Wuhan. She had no real break, so I thought she would be very tired and that she’ll lose early. However, she surprised me. In the first round, she beaten comeback player Romina Oprandi in 2 easy sets – 6:1 6:2. In the second round, Serena retired her match against Alize at 6:5 because of illness. It’s basically third time that Cornet beaten Serena this year, but I won’t count this last victory. In the 3rd round, Alize edged wild card Kirsten Flipkens in 3 sets – 7:6(4) 1:6 6:3. Flipkens had set points in the 1st set and 3-1 lead in te 3rd, but Cornet fought well and she really deserved this victory. These 2 played once this year and Genie won in 2 tight sets in the 4th round of Wimbledon. Eugenie will be more aggressive. She’ll step in and she’ll go for her shots. Alize will fight with her topspin forehand, tricky slices and nice footwork. I think that Alize will be tired, so she won’t be able to trouble Bouchard. I believe that Eugenie will win in straight sets.

Prediction: Bouchard in 2 tight sets

 

Other predictions:

-Kerber df. Svitolina in 2 sets – Kerber struggled in her 2nd round match against Diyas, but she played great against Zahlavova-Strycova. Svitolina beaten Giorgi and Lisicki in straight sets and then Muguruza gave her a walkover. Elina will be more aggressive, but Kerber will be great in defense and she’ll counter Elina’s power, so I believe than Angelique will win this match in 2  sets.

-Wozniacki df. Bacsinszky in 3 tight sets – Wozniacki struggled against CSN, but she played great against DellAcqua. Timea was great in all of her matches, especially against Makarova and Sharapova. Timea will be more aggressive and she’ll control the game with her steady, but powerful shots. However, Caroline’s defensive skills will be too much for her.