This will be my last post for a few weeks as I am very busy at work right now and it’s time for an off-season break anyway. I wanted to do a final post picking out some highlights from the WTA tour in 2015. I’ve been going through all my posts from this year and I wanted to share some of my favourite moments. Enjoyy and i’ll be back soon…
Best point and shots
The opening point of the first set tiebreak between Kerber and Muguruza at Wimbledon was an absolute stunner of a rally. If you are in the UK, you can watch it HERE. It’s such a shame there are no highlights from this match.
This was a magical point from the Kerber-Radwanska quarter-final match in Stanford.
The Cibulkova-Azarenka match from the Australian Open would most likely have featured in the countdown of my favourite matches if it hadn’t been for a dodgy internet connection when watching it back. It featured this wonderful rally in the third set with a cracking pass from Domi.
Video by Australian Open TV
From the Lisicki-Pennetta match at Indian Wells, peak-Lisicki made an appearance in this thrilling encounter.
This one makes me laugh with Halep pretty much out of camera shot at one point.
Video by WTA
The WTA may not have featured it in their shot of the year award (as it’s from a Grand Slam) but Mladenovic definitely deserves some praise for this one at the US Open.
Jelena and Andrea are just the best. Please never retire!
Video by Volvo Cars Open
The BBC had a feature with Petra Kvitova before her first match at Wimbledon which featured the Czech player taking on swingball… It was all kinds of awesome.
Lindsay Davenport got a special delivery at the Australian Open… her reaction was priceless!
The Connecticut Open always produce some great content on their YouTube channel and this was fun.
Airshots are always good fun as they remind us that the players are human. This one from Cibulkova in Beijing was amusing, particularly Domi’s reaction.
This trio of Niculescu GIFs cracks me up everytime.
I’m all about the handshakes…
The good ones
My favourite embrace of the year… so genuine.
Loveddddd this one between Safarova and Pavlyuchenkova at the French Open.
This one was cute. Serena always gives good handshakes!
I really liked how Azarenka initiated a good ol’ hug with Kerber after they played out one of the best matches of the year at the US Open.
And finally, I liked this one between Meusburger and Dellacqua, which was Yvonne’s final match on tour.
Video by Australian Open TV
The frosty ones
This one still makes me laugh. The stare from Babs was hilarious and Venus wasn’t having any of it.
Video by SportsMagicianJJ
Oh Babs… also great. I can’t wait to watch more of her matches next year.
Vine by Tony @tjc05 on Twitter
Best racquet smash
When I think of racquet smashes, this is the one I remember… I love how Muguruza flings it away at the end.
Trophy ceremonies and interviews
The first week produced one of the most memorable trophy ceremonies of the year in Auckland after the final between Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. There was so much respect between both players and Venus looked as comfortable as you will ever see her on a tennis court.
Video by Celina Matti
ROBERTA VINCI. Without doubt the biggest shock of the year came at the US Open when Vinci upset Serena Williams in the semi-finals. I still remember screaming at the end and being in complete shock. This post-match interview with Vinci was just fantastic.
Video by Han News
The first Grand Slam final was a real cracker and I loved the speeches from both Serena and Maria, especially Maria who is always classy in defeat.
Videos by Australian Open TV
Best GIFs from WTA Reactions
WTA Reactions (@WTAReactions) on Twitter has been one of the revelations of this year. You’ve already seen plenty of them in this post but here’s some more memorable GIFs.