viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016

Martina hingis and Sania Mirza into semis of the bnp Paribas wta finals doubles 2016

Martina hingis and  Sania Mirza  won their first match as a pair since splitting in August, defeating Chang yung-Jan m  and Chan hao-ching, 7-6(10), 7-5, to reach the semifinals at the bnp Paribas wta finals 2016  and help keep Mirza's hopes of finishing 2016 at World No.1 alive.

"It's great to be back in Singapore," Mirza said during their on-court interview. "It's also great to be back with Martina, and it's good to get that win."

The team formerly known as "Santina" started the season as the team to beat, riding a 41-match winning streak into the Middle East Swing and winning their third straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
Splitting in August, Hingis and Mirza vowed to defend their WTA Finals crown at year's end, and the two were true to their word come Friday afternoon.

"Our bond is what made us so strong, to win those tough points in the past," Hingis said. "No matter how you play, or what's happening on the court, you have to work through the tough moments and get the momentum going. It's been two months since we were last on court together, and it was great to be back out there with Sania."

Agnieszka radwanska into semis of the bnp Paribas wta finals 2016

In the White Group match deciding who would grab the last spot in the WTA Finals semifinals, defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Karolina Pliskova 7-5 6-3

Pliskova raced to a 4-2 lead in the first set, with spotless serve stats. When the Czech broke Radwanska to lead 3-2, her serve stats showed 8/8 (100%) points won on first serve and 2/2 (100%) points won on second serve. And even though Pliskova was close to a 5-2 lead, Radwanska showed why her H2H record against Pliskova is 6-0, producing a major comeback to take the first set 7-5. It's interesting that at the end of the set Radwanska's serve stats were slightly better than Pliskova's.

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2016

Angelique Kerber advances to semis into bnp Paribas WTA finals 2016

Kerber needed just over an hour to diffuse  keys in straight sets to advance for the first time in her career into the semifinals at the bnp Paribas WTA finals 2016

Keys came into the matchup with her destiny on her racquet; she needed to just one set off the German in order to qualify for the semifinals. But instead it was Kerber - who was already through after halep's loss earlier in the day - who kept Keys in check to advance 6-3, 6-3.

Caro Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic into semis of the bnp Paribas WTA finals doubles

Caro Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic  were imperious in a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Pliskova and Julia goerges  advance into the semifinals at the bnp Paribas WTA finals

Playing in their second WTA Finals - their first as a pair - the French youngsters played clutch tennis throughout the 85-minute encounter, saving all 11 break points faced and winning 75% of first serve points.

Dominika Cibulkova advances to semis into bnp Paribas WTA finals 2016

Dominika Cibulkova  not only needed to win on Thursday, but she needed a straight set victory to stay in contention for the semifinals at the bnp Paribas WTA finals 2016. She did just that with a 6-3, 7-6(5) win over simona halep; should Angelique Kerber defeat Madison keys in straight sets, the Slovak will join the World No.1 in the semifinals.

"This win is really, really big for me," she said in her post-match press conference. "Really big for me. I feel relieved. I'm really, really happy about my win, about the way I played and the way I handled the situation and the pressure.

"It seems like I'm playing my best tennis under biggest pressure. You know, it's just a great feeling, you know, to beat Simona in two sets - knowing that if I want to go further in the tournament, I have to beat her in two sets. That made me even stronger in the second set."

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

Serena Williams sexy! The best pic

WTA doubles team of the year. Caro Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic

Kuznetsova advances to semis into bnp Paribas WTA finals 2016

There may have been no final set haircut, but Kuznetsova underlined her box office status at the bnp Paribas WTA finals 2016 on Wednesday evening with a thrilling victory over Pliskova.

Kuznetsova withstood a spirited late comeback from No.4 seed Pliskova to eventually prevail, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(6), and confirm her place in the semifinals.

"After my journey here, and all the support of the fans and my team, I couldn't let everybody down," Kuznetsova said to Andrew Krasny in her on-court interview. "It's from my heart. I have not been at my best these past years, but something just changed this year.

"I enjoy my game, I enjoy the crowd, I'm playing against the best players in the world and I really appreciate and am blessed to be here today."