We haven’t learned too much from the first two weeks of the season. We have seen that Kerber is in good shape. Muguruza isn’t fit. She retired from Brisbane and withdrew from Sydney. Radwanska’s confidence is still on the floor.
US Open winner Stephens has not won a match since she won the title. Will she suddenly find some motivation now that it’s another Grand Slam?
Overall the last 2 weeks have been forgettable. Now for the REAL WTA.
Once again the Tour Finals will take place at London’s O2 Arena. The opening matches are on Sunday.
The 8 players are split into 2 groups and will play a round robin format to qualify for the semi finals.
Whatever happens Nadal will end the year at number 1. The winner can potentially pick up 1500 ranking points.
This is for the second tier of players. it will be played on hard courts.
We have 4 groups of 3 players. They play a round robin format with the group leader going forward to the semi finals.
The final grand slam of the season gets under way on Monday.
I’ll look at who might have a chance of progressing through the tournament. As with Wimbledon the tournament looks wide open for the women.
Big question! However the more you trade tennis matches the more you see that it doesn’t need to be complicated. Of course people will try to tell you the opposite. You can get overwhelmed by theories and statistics and opinions from other people.