lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016

Pliskova win's over Muguruza into bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore 2016

Karolina Pliskova  marked a memorable debut at the bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore, defeating Muguruza  from match point down on Monday.

A couple of hours after kuznetsova came back from the brink against radwanska,  Pliskova produced an even more unlikely turnaround to triumph, 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-5.

"Inside I'm still in shock that I won this one. Inside I still believed that I could win, but she was playing so well in the second and third sets," Pliskova told BT Sport after stepping off the court. "There's always a chance in tennis until it's done, so I'm really happy with the win today."

Trailing 5-2 in the final set, victory looked improbable. But Pliskova continued to go for her shots and as she did Muguruza faltered.

Pliskova will next play on Wednesday, taking on fellow comeback queen Kuznetsova.

Kuznetsova win's over radwanska into bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore 2016

A physically spent Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed a draining 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 win over defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in nearly three hours at the WTA Finals on Monday.

Kuznetsova, who saved a match point on Radwanska's serve near the end, eventually prevailed on a third match point to break Radwanska's serve

Kuznetsova was the last player to earn a berth into the eight-player, year-end championships when she defended her Moscow title on Saturday.

The Russian arrived in Singapore on Sunday afternoon after a grueling four weeks of chasing a spot in the WTA Finals for the first time since 2009.

Kuznetsova played three tournaments in China ahead of taking a wildcard into the Moscow tournament.

In a bizarre move while trailing 1-2 and down a break in the third set, Kuznetsova took a pair of scissors to the back of her head and cut off a portion of her braid during the changeover.

Kuznetsova immediately broke Radwanska's serve after the impromptu haircut, but after dropping her serve again in the fifth game she cried into her towel on the changeover.

Still, trailing 2-4 Kuznetsova refused to surrender and climbed back into the set

domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016

Family day. Bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore 2016. Day 1

Halep win's over keys into bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore 2016

Halep made an impressive start as round robin play got underway on Sunday. Making her third bnp Paribas wta finals 2016, Halep dismissed No.6 seed keys 6-2, 6-4, to move into first place in the Red Group

"I felt very well on court today," she said after the match. "It was better that I knew her. I played few times this year. I won every time, so I had an advantage.

"But still I played a good tennis. I think I played exactly what I had to play against her. I was focused, everything went as I wanted, so I'm happy with the way that I played."

Emerging onto Centre Court following the opening ceremonies, Halep converted her fourth break point in a long third game to grab the early momentum from Keys, herself a WTA Finals debutante.

"I played in Montréal against her and the court there was faster, the game. I felt really a lot her power.

Kerber win's over cibulkova in the bnp Paribas wta finals 2016

Kerber made a winning start to her campaign at the bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore, but she was made to work every step of the way by an inspired cibulkova 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3.

Kerber, who's never made it out of the group stage at previous three appearances in the WTA Finals, is well on her way to do so this time around, winning 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3 in a two hours and 17 minute encounter to close out the night in Singapore.

The victory puts Kerber at No.2 in the Red Group standings, right behind table leader halep who won in straight sets earlier in the day.
But despite the loss, the tight scoreline leaves Cibulkova in a good position to continue in the group stage, sitting in third.

Elena Vesnina and Makarova into bnp Paribas wta finals Singapore 2016

Sharapova and Muguruza in the match 1016. Clay vs grass

Garbiñe and Sharapova will square off in “The Match 2016” on the grass and clay in the Caja Mágica

22 October, 2016

Garbiñe Muguruza and Maria Sharapova will star in “The Match 2016: Clay Vs. Grass”, in a tie in which they will have to test their wits on a very unusual tennis court. The exhibition match will take place on December 2 in the Manolo Santana Centre Court, which will be divided into two surfaces: half clay and half grass.


What is “The Match 2016”?

“The Match 2016: Clay Vs. Grass” is a tennis match with an original and exciting format in which the two best players in the world will square off on an innovative tennis court divided into the two most recognisable surfaces in the world of tennis: clay and grass.

Nearly ten years after its first appearance, “The Match 2016: Clay Vs. Grass” will be similar to the first match in the world played on two different surfaces. In 2007 Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer were the first to play this format in the Palma Arena in Mallorca.

Where will “The Match 2016” take place?

“The Match 2016: Clay Vs. Grass” will be played in Madrid, a city of great sporting tradition which has been home to the Mutua Madrid Open, one of the biggest tournaments in the world, for fifteen years. The exhibition will take place on the Manolo Santana Centre Court in the Caja Mágica, which has a capacity of 12,500 and a retractable roof.


sábado, 22 de octubre de 2016



TIER: Tour Championships
PRIZE MONEY: $7,000,000

DIRECTOR: Melissa Pine

First played in 1972, what is now known as the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global has been staged in such noteworthy locales as Boca Raton, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Munich, Madrid, Doha and Istanbul. The WTA's season finale be held in Singapore from 2014 to 2018, yet another example of the WTA's huge presence in Asia.

The event features the season's Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams competing for $7 million in prize money. Martina Navratilova has the most titles in the history of the prestigious tournament with eight, followed by Steffi Graf and Serena Williams with five, and Chris Evert with four. Navratilova also has the tournament record with 11 doubles titles, 10 of them coming alongside Pam Shriver.

The world's only sovereign city-state that is also an island country, Singapore is located in Southeast Asia and is a world leader in several economic areas.