Had an overdose of tennis last week (watching live and on TV, and playing twice) and now suffering from withdrawal symptoms, haha.
It was such an amazing week, watching the top 8 women players in action, and being able to do so with the spouse (22 Wed, Deepavalli, 23 Thu with SY, pity SM could not though she did catch some action on the Sunday practise courts). Prices for the afternoon matches were really good and I bought all the three different categories (premium $50+, Cat 1 $20+, Cat 2 $17) to experience the different viewing positions. Must say they all gave excellent views (TV camera angle, and from side) even though for the Thursday and Friday tickets, I only bought them the night before.
Saw her in action twice! (vs Kvitova on 23 Oct, and vs Radwanska on 24 Oct)
Eugenie Bouchard, at practise court before the round robin competition began … not quite in form? and lost all three of her matches!
Serena Williams serving in the round robin match against Simona Halep (what a contrast in performance between the round robin match and the final!)
Ana Ivanovic, at the practise court (did not manage to watch any of her matches live); just failed to get into the semi-final round as she could not beat Simona Halep in straight sets.
Caroline Wozniacki, getting ready to serve, (vs Radwanska on 23 Oct) – incredible play from her to remain the only unbeaten player in the Round Robins; unfortunately, lost in a very tight match to Serena Williams in the semis)
Simon Halep, who trashed Serena Williams 6-0,6-2 on Wednesday, practising before her match against Ana on Friday evening; probably would have been better in hindsight NOT to have to face Serena Williams again, in the final (Williams now turns the table and beats Halep 6-3, 6-0)
Agnieska Radwanska drives a backhand down the line (saw her play against Sharapova and Wozniacki)
Kvitova, wins her match against Sharapova, 6-2, 6-3 on 23 Oct Thursday.
Matches watched at Indoor Stadium: Wednesday (Serena Williams vs Simona Halep and a doubles match), Thursday (Sharapova vs Kvitova, Wozniacki vs Radwanska) and Friday (Sharapova vs Radwanska, Kvitova vs Wozniacki).
Really exciting tournament, with the semifinalists being determined only on Friday (when all the players, except for Eugenie Bouchard, still having a chance to get into the semifinals on Saturday!).
Will definitely be back to see the matches again next year when the WTA Finals returns to Singapore!!