Tagged with Simona

2016 WTA Finals Preview

Ah, my love/hate relationship with the WTA Finals. On the one hand, it’s probably my favorite event outside of the Olympics and US Open. But it also means the end of the year is near. And what a year it has been. I would never have guessed back on January 1st that Angelique Kerber would … Continue reading

Simona Halep Wins 2016 Rogers Cup

It wasn’t always the most artful display of tennis, but in the end Simona Halep emerged from her match against American Madison Keys as the 2016 Rogers Cup women’s singles champion, 7-6 (2) 6-3. Give Simona all the credit in the world as she had to run a gauntlet of ace players to get to … Continue reading

Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep Victorious In First Round Robin Matches At 2015 WTA Finals; Naomi Osaka Wins Rising Stars Event

I had reservations about picking Maria Sharapova as a favorite coming into the 2015 WTA Finals in Singapore. She had played only one match since Wimbledon and didn’t even finish that one, retiring with an injury. However, while I might question Masha’s health and match readiness, I have never questioned her grit and determination. She … Continue reading