Venus Williams vs Caroline Wozniacki, WTA Finals Singapore Final Preview

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Championship match: (5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams vs (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki

A blockbuster final is set for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore when Venus Williams comes up against Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday evening. This is a huge match for both ladies, both have continuously come up short at the later stages of major tournaments in 2017, both will be desperate to reverse that trend and end their season on the ultimate high.

The head-to-head record between these two really stands out heading into Sunday’s final. Outstandingly, Venus holds a 7-0 head-to-head record over Wozniacki. The Dane has only ever won 1 set over the American. The pair have not gone head-to-head in over 2 and a half years. An improved Wozniacki, on a slow hard court will fancy her chances in this final despite her poor record against Venus.

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Caroline Garcia vs Venus Williams, WTA Finals Singapore SF Preview

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Semi-Final #2: (8) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Caroline Garcia vs (5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams

Saturday’s second semi-final in Singapore sees two unexpected semi-finalists go head-to-head as Caroline Garcia comes up against Venus Williams. Garcia and Williams were both comfortably defeated in straight sets in their opening matches before securing their passage through the group stage with back-to-back hard-fought victories. This should be an exciting encounter between two powerful, flashy, tough competitors. Can Garcia keep her incredible record in Asia going? Or will Venus continue to defy the odds?Β 

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Karolina Pliskova vs Caroline Wozniacki, WTA Finals Singapore SF Preview

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Semi-Final #1: (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki

The first semi-final of the 2017 WTA Finals Singapore will be a blockbuster encounter between Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki. Pliskova and Wozniacki have had a similar passage to the final four, both cruised through their opening matches in Singapore to confirm their spot in the semi-finals before being defeated in their final group matches.

Pliskova and Wozniacki are familiar foes, having played 8 times, all reasonably recently. It is Wozniacki who holds a 5-3 head-to-head record over Pliskova. However, Pliskova has won 3 of their 5 matches in 2017 and comfortably defeated the Dane in straight sets in their most recent clash in Cincinnati a few months ago.

This looms as an exciting contest between two players with very contrasting games. Who will emerge victorious and became the first finalist in Singapore?

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Simona Halep vs Elina Svitolina, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (1) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (4) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Elina Svitolina

The Final semi-final spot in the red group will be up for grabs when world number 1, Simona Halep comes up against Elina Svitolina in Singapore on Friday evening. Caroline Wozniacki is assured of one of the spots in the semi-finals from the red group after winning her first two matches in straight sets.

Simona Halep enters this clash with a 1/1 win/loss record in the red group whilst Elina Svitolina has disappointingly lost her opening two group matches. Simona Halep’s destiny is in her own hands heading into this match, if she wins she will finish second in the group and advance to the semi-final stage, regardless of the result in the previous match between Wozniacki and Garcia.

Despite losing her first two matches, Svitolina is still a slim chance to qualify for the semi-finals, Svitolina needs to beat Halep in straight sets, but also needs Caroline Wozniacki to have beaten Caroline Garcia prior to this match, a result that seems likely. Svitolina will enter this match with some confidence given her good record against Halep, Svitolina leads the head-to-head 2-1 and held match point in the match she lost to the Romanian at Roland Garros earlier this year.

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Dominant Dane: Wozniacki on Fire in Singapore

Caroline Wozniacki is looming as the player to beat in Singapore after cruising through her first couple of matches at the 2017 WTA Finals. Wozniacki has dropped a total of 4 games in a pair of comprehensive victories over Elina Svitolina and Simona Halep.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Caroline Garcia, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki vs (8) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Caroline Garcia

Caroline Wozniacki and Caroline Garcia will kickstart the penultimate day of proceedings in the white group on Friday. Wozniacki has the been by far the most impressive performer over the first few days in Singapore and has already confirmed her spot in the semi-finals courtesy of winning her first two group matches. Garcia is in a dogfight for the second semi-final spot in the white group, a win here would go a long way to the Frenchwoman securing an unlikely semi-final spot in Singapore, however, she is still a chance to qualify even if she does not win, depending on the result of the other match in the white group.

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Garbine Muguruza vs Venus Williams, Singapore White Group Preview

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RR: βšͺ White Group: (2) πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ Garbine Muguruza vs (5) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams

Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams will square off on Thursday evening for a place in the semi-finals at the WTA Finals in Singapore. Both Muguruza and Williams enter this match with 1 win and 1 loss to their name in the white group. Karolina Pliskova became the first to qualify for the semi-finals in the white group with a 2-0 record whilst Jelena Ostapenko was the first to be eliminated after going 0-2. This all means that Muguruza and Williams have everything to play for in this encounter, in what will be the first time the pair have gone head-to-head since their historic Wimbledon final earlier year which saw Muguruza win her second Grand Slam title.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Jelena Ostapenko, Singapore White Group Preview

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RR: βšͺ White Group: (3) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Karolina Pliskova vs (7) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Jelena Ostapenko

Karolina Pliskova became the first to qualify for the semi-final stage in Singapore when she cruised past Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday evening to go 2-0 in the white group. Conversely, Jelena Ostapenko became the first player to be eliminated from the tournament as she succumbed to Venus Williams in a 3 hour plus epic, relegating the Latvian to a 0-2 record in the white group.

This all means that this white group clash between Pliskova and Ostapenko will be a dead rubber in a sense, however there is still a lot to play for both ladies. With a heap of ranking points still on the line, every win is important for Pliskova in the race for number 1 and she will want to keep her momentum going into the semi-finals with another win here. Whilst Jelena Ostapenko will want to end the best season of her career on a positive note and avoid leaving Singapore without a single victory.

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Elina Svitolina vs Caroline Garcia, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (4) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Elina Svitolina vs (8) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Caroline Garcia

Elina Svitolina and Caroline Garcia will be desperate to make amends for their disappointing first up loses in Singapore when the pair collide in Wednesday’s second match from the red group. Whilst the tournament is not over for either of these two, It’s virtually do or die for Svitolina and Garcia in this crucial red group match. The head-to-head record between these two is split at 1 win apiece, most recently the two contested an epic at the quarter-final stage in Beijing, Garcia saved match point before eventually winning in a final set tiebreak. The contrast in styles between these two should make for another fascinating clash on Wednesday night in Singapore, who will prevail this time around?

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Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki, Singapore Red Group Preview

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RR: πŸ”΄ Red Group: (1) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (6) πŸ‡©πŸ‡° Caroline Wozniacki

Wednesday’s action from the red group begins with an exciting encounter between Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki. Halep and Wozniacki both kicked of their Singapore campaign’s in impressive fashion on Monday with commanding straight set victories over previously troublesome opponents. The slow conditions in Singapore seemingly suit both Halep and Wozniacki very nicely, both have had previous success at the venue, this promises to be an extremely tight battle between two fairly evenly matched opponents. Wozniacki holds a 3-2 head-to-head record over Halep and has won their last two matches, however the world number 1 has proven to be a troublesome opponent for anyone in these conditions and will fancy her chances against the Dane.

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