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Nov 1, 2015

Radwanska masters art of finishing on a high note

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – With the unique format at the WTA Finals, it is all about how you finish rather than how you start as new champion Agnieszka Radwanska proved perfectly in Singapore this week.

The Pole became the first winner of the end-of-season championships for the top eight women to lose two out of three matches in the round-robin phase.

Nov 1, 2015

Tennis-Radwanska masters art of finishing on a high note

SINGAPORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – With the unique format at the WTA Finals, it is all about how you finish rather than how you start as new champion Agnieszka Radwanska proved perfectly in Singapore this week.

The Pole became the first winner of the end-of-season championships for the top eight women to lose two out of three matches in the round-robin phase.

Oct 31, 2015

Happy Halloween! Kvitova back from the dead to make final

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – It proved a happy Halloween for Czech Petra Kvitova after she made the most of coming back from the dead to set up a title-match showdown with Agnieszka Radwanksa at the WTA Finals.

The double Wimbledon champion was reflecting on her year, believing her singles season was over, after losing to Garbine Muguruza in her final round-robin match on Friday, only for Lucie Safarova to beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets and send Kvitova through.

Oct 31, 2015

Tennis-Happy Halloween! Kvitova back from the dead to make final

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) – It proved a happy Halloween for Czech Petra Kvitova after she made the most of coming back from the dead to set up a title-match showdown with Agnieszka Radwanksa at the WTA Finals.

The double Wimbledon champion was reflecting on her year, believing her singles season was over, after losing to Garbine Muguruza in her final round-robin match on Friday, only for Lucie Safarova to beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets and send Kvitova through.

Oct 31, 2015

Radwanska shows off her survival skills again

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska has always had a reputation for being one of the hardest tennis players to finish off and she added to that impression by reaching the WTA Finals title decider in trademark fashion on Saturday.

Radwanska faced in-form Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and, with shoulder and thigh taped up, battled through an engaging contest using supreme court coverage and clever shot-making to recover from a set down and prevail 6-7(5) 6-3 7-5.

Oct 31, 2015

Tennis-Radwanska shows off her survival skills again

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska has always had a reputation for being one of the hardest tennis players to finish off and she added to that impression by reaching the WTA Finals title decider in trademark fashion on Saturday.

Radwanska faced in-form Spaniard Garbine Muguruza and, with shoulder and thigh taped up, battled through an engaging contest using supreme court coverage and clever shot-making to recover from a set down and prevail 6-7(5) 6-3 7-5.

Oct 30, 2015

Distracted Kerber unhappy after Singapore exit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Germany’s Angelique Kerber criticized the format of the TWA Finals after she became distracted by qualifying permutations and exited the lucrative end-of-season event following a straight sets defeat by Lucie Safra.

The world number seven had the advantage of knowing she only needed to take a set off the already eliminated Czech to reach the semi after watching Spain’s Carbine Muguruza beat Petra Kvitova 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the penultimate White Group contest.

Oct 30, 2015

Tennis-Distracted Kerber unhappy after Singapore exit

SINGAPORE, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Germany’s Angelique Kerber criticised the format of the WTA Finals after she became distracted by qualifying permutations and exited the lucrative end-of-season event following a straight sets defeat by Lucie Safarova.

The world number seven had the advantage of knowing she only needed to take a set off the already eliminated Czech to reach the semis after watching Spain’s Garbine Muguruza beat Petra Kvitova 6-4 4-6 7-5 in the penultimate White Group contest.

Oct 30, 2015

Tired Muguruza seals second semi-final spot at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Debutant Garbine Muguruza made it three straight singles wins at the WTA Finals on Friday but the Spanish world number three was anything but storming through to the semi-finals after conceding an exhaustive schedule was taking its toll.

The Spaniard is also playing the doubles in Singapore with compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro and spent what should have been her rest day on Thursday battling past Taiwanese pair Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching to make the last four of that event.

Oct 30, 2015

Tennis-Tired Muguruza seals second semi-final spot at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Debutant Garbine Muguruza made it three straight singles wins at the WTA Finals on Friday but the Spanish world number three was anything but storming through to the semi-finals after conceding an exhaustive schedule was taking its toll.

The Spaniard is also playing the doubles in Singapore with compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro and spent what should have been her rest day on Thursday battling past Taiwanese pair Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching to make the last four of that event.