WTA. It’s crunch time.

23 Oct

Miami 2012 - Maria Sharapova The season ending WTA Championships get underway tonight in Istanbul, Turkey in what will be a landmark event for the city that is showing its wares as it also bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The 8 players in ranking order are:  1. Victoria Azarenka, 2. Maria Sharapova, 3. Serena Williams, 4. Agnieszka Radwanska, 5. Angelique Kerber, 6. Petra Kvitova, 7. Sara Errani, 8. Li Na with the alternate being the 9th ranked Aussie Sam Stosur.

The players have been put into 2 round robin in groups. The Red Group comprises: Azarenka, Williams, Kerber and Li Na. The White Group is Sharapova, Radwanska, Kvitova and Errani. All players were gracious in their pre-tournament press conferences. It’s a great honour to be here, this is really special, I’m so thrilled to be among the 8 best players etc. One stood out – Serena – “I don’t really care who I play, or when I play…. it’ll be good.”

It should be a really good finale to a great year of women’s tennis – and a tip from the Pro – don’t write Azarenka off – IF (that is a big if) she can get through her group – she will win it – she has a lot to prove. Enjoy!

The PRO.

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