Who will win the WTA Finals in Singapore?

Who will win the WTA Finals in Singapore?

World number three Karolina Pliskova believes her experience playing on the Singapore Indoor Stadium's slower court was the catalyst for a crushing straight sets victory over Venus Williams on Sunday.

Garbine Muguruza started her campaign at WTA Finals in a successful way, beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-4.

"I don't know how she felt but I think I was trying to take that advantage that I was here last year, you know, that I had some matches and had some good practice this year".

"I don't know how she felt but I think I was trying to take that advantage that I was here a year ago".

"We have the top eight players in the world, and everyone is playing insane tennis".

The 37-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant season in the twilight of her career, losing the Australian Open final to pregnant sister Serena in January, before falling to Muguruza after navigating a tough path to the Wimbledon title match.

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Next up, the Red Devils will collide against Huddersfield Town on Saturday. "And after a lot of hard work, now, I am at Manchester United so I must have done the job well".

Williams, whose stony expression remained in the post-match press conference, rued her missed chances yesterday. I feel like every week, depends who is playing well, can be in the top. "So I will be back on Tuesday. I knew even if I had lost that game, I still had my serve which I lost once". "I just didn't execute as well during the point".

Pliskova broke the Williams serve again in the sixth and eighth games to secure the first set.

Pliskova's greater mobility routinely allowed her to steal points and the Czech showed a useful ability to accelerate into the back-end of sets to get her tournament off to a winning start.

In just her second tournament since the US Open, Williams struggled to dust off the cobwebs.

The errors in Williams's game were evident early on as a double fault in her first service game presented Pliskova a break point, converted at the second time of asking thanks to a fizzing forehand up the line after dogged defence.

Spain's Muguruza is arguably the most talented all-round player of the octet in Singapore but bouts of inconsistency and a high-risk strategy have often been her downfall in big matches as well as a tendency to get over-emotional. Pliskova was now looking extremely comfortable and later held comfortably to build a 5-2 lead and put herself just a game away from victory.

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