WTA Finals Day 5 - More Shenzhen misery, but Shapovalov cheers us up in Paris
It was a downbeat day in Shenzhen, with alternate Kiki Bertens being forced to retire against Belinda Bencic, and Ash Barty easily beating Petra Kvitova.
Catherine Whitaker, David Law and Matt Roberts do their best to find some talking points amid the gloom.
Why are so many players getting ill or injured? Would the tennis be more interesting on a faster court? And how much better did Ash Barty play today than in her second match?
In Paris, there was at least a thrilling performance from Denis Shapovalov to discuss, but why was Alexander Zverev so sloppy?
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