Day two of the WTA Finals in Singapore saw an epic match between the 2004 champion and world number two Maria Sharapova from Russia and Caroline Wosniaki, the Danish world number Eight.
Sharapova made a slow start to the match, leaving her Danish opponent to take full advantage and a 3-0 lead. In the fourth game Sharapova mounted a comeback to win three games in a row and levelled the match with a backhand side slice, a shot she is not renowned for and seems to have added to her repertoire this year.
Sharapova went on to lead the set and had an opportunity to serve for it, but Wosniaki showed great character and composure to fight back and take the set to a tie breaker which she won 7-4. In the second set Maria Sharapova showed her incredible character and fighting spirit she managed to break her opponents serve to stay in the match and force a tie break which she won 7-5.
The match was poised at one set all and in the decider Wasniaki managed to break the Russian's serve in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead. Sharapova did not trouble the scorers any further as Wosniaki won the last four games and the match 7-6, 6-7, 6-2. Another massive upset occurred in the second singles match as world number six Agnieska Radwanska from Poland beat the Wimbledon champion and world number three, Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3.
Two major upsets shows the nature of this great game you can never predict for certain the outcome of matches according to the rankings.
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