WTA Finals LIVE: Pliskova edges past Muguruza, Kontaveit stuns Krejcikova, Swiatek and Sabalenka in action tomorrow- Follow LIVE updates

WTA Finals LIVE: Krejcikova, Pliskova, Swiatek and Sabalenka headline round 1- Follow LIVE updates
WTA Finals LIVE: Krejcikova, Pliskova, Swiatek and Sabalenka headline round 1- Follow LIVE updates

WTA Finals Live: Pliskova, Kontaveit win – Karolina Pliskova began the WTA Finals with a tough win over Garbine Muguruza in the first group stage match of the WTA Finals 2021. In the Teotihuacán group, Pliskova won 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) in a two hour and 26-minute battle. However, Anett Kontaveit stunned French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-4. Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka will be in action on Friday. Follow WTA Finals Live Updates on InsideSport.in

No 3 seed Karolina Pliskova continued her mastery over No.6 seed Garbiñe Muguruza, defeating the Spaniard 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(6) in their tournament opener at the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara. With a 1-0 record, Pliskova joins Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit to lead the Teotihuacán group after Day 1.

WTA Finals LIVE: Pliskova edges past Muguruza, Kontaveit stuns Krejcikova, Swiatek and Sabalenka in action tomorrow- Follow LIVE updates

Pliskova opened the match with an early break to lead 2-0, but a shaky service game that included two double-faults handed the advantage back immediately and Muguruza took control of the first set. Pliskova struggled to find her rhythm on return and her range, hitting 18 unforced errors to just five winners.

Pliskova once again jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second set, but this time the Czech’s serve was impervious. Pliskova served 89% of her first serves in and lost just two points on serve for the set. As the Wimbledon finalist rolled through her service games with ease, her growing confidence translated into her return games. Pliskova won just 33% of her second serve return points in the opening set and turned the tables on Muguruza in the second, winning 62%.

WTA Finals LIVE: Pliskova edges past Muguruza, Kontaveit stuns Krejcikova, Swiatek and Sabalenka in action tomorrow- Follow LIVE updates

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WTA Finals LIVE: Pliskova edges past Muguruza, Kontaveit stuns Krejcikova, Swiatek and Sabalenka in action tomorrow- Follow LIVE updates

Pliskova vs Muguruza

 

WTA Finals LIVE: Pliskova edges past Muguruza, Kontaveit stuns Krejcikova, Swiatek and Sabalenka in action tomorrow- Follow LIVE updates

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Sakkari vs Swiatek

Maria Sakkari vs Iga Swiatek LIVE: 

  • Maria Sakkari and Iga Swiatek is yet another top clash in WTA Finals. Both the players have met each other twice in their career, with Sakkari leading 2-0.
  • Iga Swiatek had a decent run this season, winning two titles out of 14 tournaments, while Maria Sakkari hasn’t won a single title but still managed to obtain enough points from 17 tournaments to qualify for WTA Finals.
  • Iga Swiatek was the defending French Open champion, however, her title defence came to an end after losing to Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals. Both the players are expected to give a tough fight when they face off each other on Friday.
  • Iga Swiatek and Maria Sakkari will play their first WTA year-end. The former French Open Champion is considered as one of the favourites to win the title.

Date and Time (IST): 12th November, 1:30 am

Sabalenka vs Badosa

WTA Finals Live: Aryna Sabalenka vs Paula Badosa LIVE: 

  • Aryna Sabalenka will lock horns with Paula Badosa in the round 1 clash of WTA Finals on Friday. Both the players have only met once in their career, with Badosa leading 1-0.
  • Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa had a decent run in this season so far. Both the players have played 16 tournaments and bagged two titles. Aryna Sabalenka were one of two players to book a WTA Finals berth in September, while Paula Badosa booked the seventh spot in October.
  • Aryna Sabalenka’s biggest win of the season was Miami Open, while Indian Wells Masters was for Paula Badosa.
  • Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa will be making their WTA Finals debut on Friday, with the former looking to avenge her defeat over the latter. Sabalenka is among the favourites to win the year-end title.

Date and Time (IST): 12th November, 7:00 am (Tentative)

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