WTA Finals Singapore 2017 Predictions
Wozniacki d. V.Williams in two – Kinda excited for this! I’m not sure if Vee will be up for the task here though as she has struggled playing back-to-back matches in two days this year. Venus though leads the head to head 7-0, but we have seen some one sided head to heads end this year. (Peng-Kvitova, Halep-Sharapova etc) Wozniacki is super hard to hit through on this surface and anything lerthagic from Venus will not cut it out.
Pliskova d. Wozniacki in three – Wish this was the final! Wozniacki leads the head to head 5-3, but Pliskova leads the HTH in 2017 3-2. Surprisingly the Czech mentioned that the court suits her game well and I’m guessing that her aggressive game will put Wozniacki to defence a lot today.
V.Williams d. Garcia in two – Well I don’t know about this! Venus has had a day of rest and should be refreshed ahead of this one, while Garcia hasn’t. I think Venus will prevail with her experience in this one.
Red Group – Day 6
Wozniacki d. Garcia in three – Wozniacki has already qualified but she isn’t the group leader just yet. After a marathon match against Svitolina, I think Garcia will be boosting with confidence, but Wozniacki’s form and dominance on these slow courts should continue.
Halep d. Svitolina in two – The head to head is tied at 2-2. After the loss to Garcia it seems like Svitolina is a little down on herself and I wonder if she will be motivated to do so. Halep has been in this position for the last 3 years and in the last few years, she did not qualify in the end. I think the Romanian will be able to produce a convincing performance this time though.
White Group – Day 5
Muguruza d. V.Williams in two – Even after a dire match against Pliskova, I’m expecting Muguruza to raise her level here. Not sure if Venus will be able to recover in time.
Ostapenko d. Pliskova in three – Who knows, maybe Pliskova will want to save energy for the semifinals. I feel Ostapenko will be motivated to get her first win here.
Red Group – Day 4
Wozniacki d. Halep in three – Preview
Svitolina d. Garcia in two – Preview
White Group – Day 3
Pliskova d. Muguruza in three – Preview
Ostapenko d. V.Williams in two – Preview
Red Group – Day 2
Halep d. Garcia in two – Even though Garcia won their most recent encounter, I cannot see what she can do much to disturb Halep on these courts. First, these slow indoor courts really suit her counter-punching game and she has loads of experience of these courts, having qualified for the WTA Finals every year since 2014. And in all of those appearances, she has always won her first round robin match! Plus she’s brimming with confidence with that No.1 ranking – unless Garcia plays a blinder, Halep for the win here.
Svitolina d. Wozniacki in three – I’m surprised this has turned out to be a one-sided match-up – Svitolina leads the head to head 3-0, including two straight sets wins this year in two Premier 5 finals. Both players withdrew from Hong Kong with injuries – Svitolina’s seems precautionary, while Wozniacki’s seemed a little more serious with the elbow injury. Against a player like her, Wozniacki will really need to be at her best to outhit her opponent. If she’s not 100% then Svitolina will probably win.
White Group – Day 1
Pliskova d. V.Williams in three – The head to head between Pliskova and Venus is tied at one win apiece, with Pliskova winning their most recent encounter at last year’s US Open by saving a match point. Both players haven’t been doing well after the US Open – Pliskova went 5-3 in her three Asia tournaments, and lost in a super disappointing serving performance in her most recent match against Cirstea. Venus withdrew from Beijing with a back injury and lost in the second round in Hong Kong. The court conditions are slow, which won’t suit either player, but Pliskova has been super consistent in the earlier rounds of tournaments, while Venus’ serve can be a little laboured after such a gruelling season, as shown in Hong Kong.
Ostapenko d. Muguruza in two – Really excited to watch this one live between the two 2017 Slam champions! Muguruza leads the head to head 2-1, but Ostapenko won their recent match-up in Wuhan, by a 1-6 6-3 6-2 scoreline. Muguruza retired from an injury in Beijing and I think she’ll need a couple of matches to get going here in Singapore. It’s Ostapenko’s first showing here in the WTA Finals and as from recent experience, we know she’s someone that won’t be overawed by any occasion. Going for her to make a huge impact this first match…