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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:33 am       
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Lordy...
     
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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:34 am       
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A festival of errors on a slow court, you might as well just hand the title to Caroline.
     
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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:44 am       
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C'mon Vee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:53 am       
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Started watching again at *4-3 Venus in the third...
Someone should have stopped me from doing so...

OK, there were a few super-returns from Venus in those 4 games, and a few really good rallies with amazing winner in the end, but 80% was/is pathetic....
     


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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:55 am       
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Thank you, Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
     
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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:57 am       
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Ostapenko has one of the worst 2nd serves in the Top100.
I even like the one from Errani/Radwanska even more.... totally harmless 2nd serve...

And if you have no first serve accuracy, you are a sitting duck vs Venus.

bye Ostapenko, enjoy your last match on thursday and then the season is over.
     

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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 10:07 am       
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I think as there's so much on and off court money at the top, the YEC is just not that interesting for the top players. I think they should redo the rules and nullify earlier results in the year if the entrants fail to live up to expectations.
     
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Pliskova is so good without pressure.
     
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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 11:35 am       
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Pliskova had pressure: she knew she would be qualified for the SF if she won today.

And she did win ... So Ostapenko is out, and the winner of the Garbine vs Venus match will be the second SF from this group.
     

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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 11:38 am       
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@ Graveller:

By pressure, I mean that she's expected to win and if she does not she faces negative remarks. If she did not win, no one is going to press her with, "How come you lost?" Rather, it would be treated as just another match. Her losses don't make headlines; people aren't 'shocked.'

As a two-time GS winner, clearly the pressure was greater on Garbine.
     


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20 service beraks, Vee? Ridiculous, Vee, just ridiculous...

SINGAPORE (AP) Venus Williams needed three match points and more than three hours to defeat Jelena Ostapenko 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-5 at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

The match, lasting 3 hours, 13 minutes, featured 20 service breaks, with neither player finding much confidence on their service games.

The 37-year-old Williams dropped her serve nine times, while the 20-year-old French Open champion conceded serve 11 times.

"I don't know if there was any luck for me tonight, I just had to work for every point," Williams said. "It's not easy to lose the first match, and both of us were in the same situation."

The fifth-seeded Williams is now 1-1 in round-robin play, while the seventh-seeded Ostapenko who is making her WTA Finals debut fell to 0-2.

Williams's first match point came on Ostapenko's serve in the 10th game of the second set, but she squandered the opportunity by netting a forehand.

Ostapenko kept the pressure on to force a tiebreaker and levelled the match. Prior to this match, Williams had only lost two tiebreakers in 12 played this season.

But Williams, the runner-up at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, then started taking Ostapenko's second serve from well within the baseline. She broke her Latvian opponent in the 11th game by forcing her into a backhand error.

Williams, the only player in the field to have won the WTA Finals back in 2008 sealed victory with a backhand crosscourt winner.
     
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Posted: Oct Tue 24, 2017 9:41 pm       Re:YEC 2017 Draw and Results
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The way Pliskova played against Venus was some of the best tennis I've ever seen from her. If she stays composed, shes my predicted winner.
     
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