Azarenka prevents Li’s back-to-back titles in Sydney

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Playing against defending champion Li Na in the final of the Apia International Sydney, Victoria Azarenka dominated the first set 6-2 before Li stormed through the second without facing a break point and by...

Li reaches back-to-back Sydney finals, ends Kvitova’s bid for No.1

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Saying "It’s sport" on her Facebook page, Petra Kvitova consoled herself after a 1-6 7-5 6-2 loss to Li Na in the semifinals of the Apia International Sydney. As you know, Kvitova could have...

Li Na welcomes Lisicki, Moya and Sampras in Wuhan

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There was a big women’s tennis exhibition event in Singapore during the weekend, and elsewhere in Asia there was more relaxed tennis going on – the reigning Roland Garros champion Li Na welcomed fellow...

Part 2: Top 10 players in 2011 – what do their losses suggest?

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On Monday our guest poster and stats lover Omair dug us into the numbers of his detailed analysis about the number of wins year-end Top 10 players scored over Top 10 players in 2011...

Part 1: Top 10 players in 2011 – how they scored against fellow big opponents

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We can soon start calling our reader Omair a stats expert. :) After seeing his "Comparative analysis of Top 10 players and their performance at big tournaments in 2011" received so well, Omair eagerly rushed to...

Can we make predictions in women’s tennis today? Compare January 2011 picks and year-end Top 10

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In the beginning of the year our loyal contributor John Bolan made a prediction of how Top 10 would look like at the end of the season and a lot of readers presented their...

Comparative analysis of Top 10 players and their performance at big tournaments in 2011

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This blog likes to give its faithful readers an opportunity to contribute and show their take on women's tennis, so here's Omair's analysis of our year-end Top 10 players and their 2011 results at Grand...

Little Li Na posing in bell-bottoms

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Our last featured player in the childhood photos series was Petra Kvitova - the highest-rising WTA player of the season, and now I'd like to feature China's Li Na, another tennis star with a breakthrough...

Catastrophic end to Li Na’s historic season

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The 2011 year will be remembered as a landmark year in Li Na's career, as the Chinese clinched her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. However, the way she finished her participation at...

Can WTA Championships beat Grand Slams at tennis fashion?

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I'm regularly reviewing fashion at Grand Slams (take a look at this year's tennis outfits at the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open) and this time I've decided to add the season-ending...