Archives for October 2011

Kvitova outlasts Azarenka for Championships title

Petra should be named the WTA's player of the year.

Petra Kvitova came from a set down to best Samantha Stosur 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the WTA Championships final, where she

Dog day late afternoons

Maria and Caro did not have the seasons they wished for.

So Caroline Wozniacki will end the year ranked No. 1 again, possibly a position she doesn

Power, fight & heady play

Sam scored her first win in 10 tries over Maria.

The first day of the 2011 WTA Championships began with an authoritative performance by Petra Kvitova, was followed by a warrior like one by Caroline Wozniacki and ended with e heady victory by Sam Stosur.

Tuesday’s attendance in Istanbul was a remarkable 10,284 for a first time tournament opening on a Tuesday, but apparently some tickets are going for $7, so promoters smarty realized that they could not hope to price folks out of seats and were well rewarded.

Fans got a good luck at six high ranked players, but only two

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Urzula Radwanska will watch Aga and Caro (sitting back to back) face off.

The TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships Istanbul kicks off play on Tuesday with a 5 p.m. start, featuring a Red Group matches between Petra Kvitova and Vera Zvonareva and Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska, followed by a White Group match between Maria Sharapova and Samantha Stosur.


WTA Championships Preview: Clash of Generations

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Golf offering much bigger $ than tennis

Del Potro needs to come up big in Vienna & Bercy.

While tennis is reasonably healthy despite the impact of the global recession, the fact remains that on the men

Murray matters again

Murray: so close yet so far

Andy Murray took down David Ferrer again, this time 7-5. 6-4 to claim the Shanghai Masters title, but more importantly he moved ahead of Roger Federer in the rankings for the first time, jumping to No. 3. The leap is well deserved as Murray won an Asian hat trick, also taking the titles in Bangkok and Tokyo. Winning any three tournaments in consecutive weeks is a huge feat physically and while neither Federer nor Novak Djokovic showed up in Asia this fall, Murray did take out a host of good players including No. 2 Rafael Nadal.


Rafa’s Angst: Nadal’s struggles continue

Rafa is straining.

Notes on a Draw Sheet

Rafael Nadal

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