A big tennis exhibition featuring six WTA stars (including two Top 10 members) took place on December 16-18 in Singapore and Italian Flavia Pennetta walked away with a victory bowl, defeating Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the final 6-4 7-5. Pennetta ended the tournament with a 3-0 win-loss record and besides the older Polish sister she defeated Daniela Hantuchova and 2011 US Open winner Samantha Stosur.
Samantha Stosur, the field’s only Grand Slam singles champion, battled out for the third place and defeated Peng Shuai 2-6 6-4 6-4.
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Additional info: Talking about the 29-year-old Pennetta, today on Tennis.com I came across more of her revelations about the cheating of her ex-boyfriend, Carlos Moya, and how it affected her. The following excerpt is from her autobiography Dritto al Cuore (Straight to the Heart):
I put everything aside to support him. If you count the times I did it, probably the number is in itself ridiculous. My passion was him, I gave myself completely, and I lost my balance… People felt sorry for me and I could not even defend myself. It was as if I had lost my taste for things. I was trying to be numb towards life, not to feel pain. I did not even feel physical [pain]. A silly example: even when I was waxing, I did not even feel anything.
(photo credit: Sebastien Serandrei)