This year’s WTA Great Eight have gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the 2013 TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships. Unfortunately, injury has prevented Maria Sharapova from being among the ladies who will compete for the tour championship title. However, even were Masha here all eyes would still be on Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. Those two have given tennis fans great battles this year. Serena has the big win at the US Open over Vika, but Azarenka enters Instanbul 2013 as the only player to best Serena twice this year. Of course, I’m perpetually on my Petra Kvitova watch. If she were ever to find consistency in her game, she could be a real threat to beat everybody. We’ll see if she can pull this out like she did when she won the tour finals in 2011. Petra’s in Serena’s group, so it won’t be easy.
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