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WTA Championships Singapore 2014

The 2014 WTA Championships in Singapore will be played on Monday October 20 to Sunday October 26. The most prestigious tournament on the WTA calendar each year is the season-ending spectacular that only the best eight doubles teams and the best eight singles players in the world contest. The Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams in the Race to Singapore have to qualify to participate by proving for that throughout the calendar year, they are the best of the elite players in the world. These players battle it ...

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Singapore Tennis Lessons that will make you so happy with your game

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Tennis Lessons in Singapore - Tennis Coaching in Singapore: Private tennis lessons - junior tennis lessons - adult tennis lessons - training camps - Ladies Doubles Team Training and tennis-specific physical fitness training! I love tennis. My life is tennis. I love to teach tennis. I love to play tennis. I am OnCourt 6 days a week and am available from 7am through to 10pm each day. Book your tennis lessons with the best that the international tennis market has to offer and taught exclusively by the most highly qualified coach in Singapore. ...

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Enjoy Singapore

Singapore is amazing. You should definitely come to Singapore. I love this clip: http://youtu.be/vlepn4PqVwA All the best WTA players in the world will be coming to Singapore to play tennis and so should you. In this new and exciting addition to OnCourt Advantage, all things Singaporean and tennis will be covered in my Singapore and Tennis category. , especially the 2014-2018 WTA Championships in Singapore will be covered in great depth. If you are after local inside information on what you should do to maximise make your stay/trip to Singapore for the place and the tennis, just let ...

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Sharapova US Open 2014Venus Williams silenced her critics last week as she beat Timea Bacsinsky in the US Open second round. The older Williams sister took a 6-1, 6-4 victory over her Swiss rival, and celebrated as she enjoyed one of her best seasons for a while.

After making it through to the final in Montreal earlier this month following her sensational victory over sister Serena, she has now set in motion a winning streak which could see her gunning for the title.

“I’m happy I won a match again,” she said. “The last couple of years I fought really hard and I really played red-hot opponents. So it wasn’t like I didn’t try. Sometimes you don’t win them. That’s why you get up and you live to fight another day. So that’s really what it’s about for me.” Williams’ next opponent is Italian No.2 Sara Errani, with whom she holds an undefeated record.

But she’s not the only female who’s proven herself at this year’s event: once again, Maria Sharapova has advanced to the next stages of a major tournament. The 27-year-old had an early scare as it looked as though she might bow out early to Romanian rival Alexandra Dulgheru. After losing the first set, Sharapova managed to bounce back and reached the third round with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

It’s a particularly sweet victory for Sharapova who, this time last year, was recovering from surgery on her right shoulder. Now, having won the French Open earlier this year, folks at bookies.com are already predicting that she’s on course to winning the US Open for the first time in eight years.

Over on the men’s side, Swiss tennis fans were chanting Stan Wawrinka’s name as he managed to progress to the next stage after defeating Brazilian rival Tomasz Bellucci.

After a weak point mid-match, the 29-year-old came back for a 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-1) victory, and things even got a little heated towards the end of the match, as Wawrinka was seen telling spectators to “shut up.”

It seems the match was a little too exciting for some fans, who Wawrinka decided was making too much noise.

He said after the match: “At the end of the day, they start to get a little bit drunk. I had to talk to a few of them. Everybody was into the match. That’s okay. It can happen.”

With tennis as exciting as this year’s event, it’s no wonder the crowds were getting a little rowdy.

Photo courtesy of HEAD Tennis. Follow HEAD on Twitter @HeadTennis

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Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon 2014

Who do you think will win the Wimbledon women’s singles final today? The final commences at 9pm Singapore time i.e. 2pm local time in the UK and you can check the odds at allpro.

2011 Wimbledon champion 24-year-old Petra Kvitová takes on No.13 seed Genie Bouchard. Kvitova, the 1.83m left-handed Czech has the edge in both experience and their head-to-head record, a 6-3 6-2 victory in their only previous meeting – in 2013 in Eugenie’s homeland, Canada.

The 20-year old Bouchard’s previous best at Wimbledon was making it to the 3rd round in her first Wimbledon appearance last year. 2014 has been a whole new ball game for the 1.78m right hander, who is the only WTA player to make the singles semi finals or better of all three Grand Slams this year.

Bouchard has not dropped a set on her path to the final and is setting personal bests and first times for everything. On Monday Genie will be in the Top 10 for the first time. In juniors Bouchard reached a career-best World No.2 and won the Wimbledon junior singles title in 2012 – just 2 years ago. Many players perform best in their WTA career at the same Grand Slam as they did in juniors, so a rare junior and open Wimbledon may just be on the cards.

Bouchard’s path to the final –

  1. Semis d. [3] Simona Halep 7-6[5] 6-2
  2. Quarter Finals d [9] Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4
  3. Round 4 d. [25] Alize Cornet 7-6[5] 7-5
  4. Round 3 d. [20] Andrea Petkovic 6-3 6-4
  5. Round 2 d. Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5 6-1
  6. Round 1 d. Daniela Hantuchova 7-5 7-5

Kvitová’s path to the final –

Semis d. [23] Lucie Safarova 7-6[6] 6-1
Quarter Finals d Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1 7-5
Round 4 d. Peng Shuai 6-3 6-2
Round 3 d. [30] Venus Williams 5-7 7-6[2] 7-5
Round 2 d. Mona Barthel 6-2 6-0
Round 1 d. Andrea Hlavackova 6-3 6-0

 

 

Photo courtesy of Babolat. Follow Babolat on Twitter @Babolat

 

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