The wold’s top 7 tennis players have dropped in the battle for the title at the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, since the beginning of the week.
Belinda Bencic and Kiki Bertens played against Petra Kvitová and Ashleigh Barty respectively on 29 October. Bencic, which needed a win to stay in the competition, beat Kvitová 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. After the match she said about her opponent:
Against Kvitova, you never have anything in your hands. You’re as well standing on the court and hoping she’ll miss sometimes
In the match between Bertens and Barty, Bertens took advantage of her good fortune and defeated the world’s number one with 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 games in their sixth match.
On the other hand, disappointment was caused by Naomi Osaka’s announcement that she was withdrawing from the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen due to a shoulder injury. She said to the press:
This is the second time I have to withdraw from the Finals. It sucks because I thought I was playing well, I definitely wanted to win.