The WTA's year-end championships kicked off today with Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva and Samantha Stosur beating Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic and Francesca Schiavone, respectively.
Schiavone's loss wasn't so bad, but man, Dementieva and Jankovic got dusted! Wozniacki and Zvonareva have been playing great--after all, they are one and two in the world--but their opponents have had some serious injury problems this year. I wonder if they'll even make it through the round-robin stage. Actually, I wonder if they should've even gone to Doha.
Part of me hopes they can hang in there, while the other thinks maybe they should concentrate on getting better for the next season. The new season's only a few weeks away, might as well try to get ready for it.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.