Singapore Tennis Women’s Exhibition: Finals

The Singapore Women’s Tennis Exhibition finals were played today – Sunday 18 December at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The first final was for 3rd place and was between Peng Shuai and Samantha Stosur. The Women’s Singles final was between Flavia Pennetta and Agnieszka Radwanska.

OnCourt Advantage is officially accredited media for this SWTE in the most recent Media Release a number of photos of the players in action today were made available to use. In this post OnCourt Advantage will supply a pictorial guide of both finals matches using 6 exclusive photos from today’s action.

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Pictured above are Flavia Pennetta on the left and Agnieszka Radwanska on the right at the conclusion of the Women’s Singles Final. The 29-year-old Pennetta defeated Radwanska 6-4, 7-5 in 1 hour and 29 minutes.

The 1.72m Pennetta from Italy  first achieved her career-high ranking of No.10 to date on 22 August 2009. The right-hander was trailing Radwanska 1-3 in their past matches with the most recent being at the China Open this year before winning her 3rd straight match in Singapore to  win the title.

Radwanska is pictured below just as she begins moving her arms in the very early preparation stage of her service action. Pennetta is pictured after making contact with the ball for this double-handed backhand. Pennetta is ranked higher now than what her country woman Francesca Schiavone was when she won the 2010 Roland Garros singles title last year.

Pictured below are Peng Shuai and Samantha Stosur with their flowers before battling it out for 3-sets today.

Stosur became the first Australian woman in 31 years to win a Grand Slam singles title when she defeated Serena Williams to win the 2011 US Open. The current World No.6 is pictured below in the early stages of preparation for this forehand  ground stroke.

The 1.72m Stosur played Peng Shuai at 1pm in the play-off for the No.3 position in Singapore in great preparation for the 2012 Australian Open. The reigning US Open singles champion was trailing 1-4 in the 3rd and decisive set in their match today before hitting her stride to tke 5 games in a row. The right-hander is amongst a small group of players who could step up another level in 2012 and become the World No.1 for the first time.

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© photo credit: Sebastien Serandrei
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