Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep's season can be summed up in one word: disaster. A horror season for the two tennis players, who have played one of the worst year of their careers. A spiral of defeats and negative performances that plagued the Polish and Romanian tennis players throughout 2017.
Radwanska did not even win a WTA title this year. The last triumph remains in Beijing, in October 2016. This year only a final for her, lost in Sydney against Johanna Konta. Her aesthetically fantastic tennis was not effective against the power and strength of the opponents she faced.
Halep won Madrid in 2017, but she lost the final of the French Open, the final of Rome and the final of Cincinnati. Not only. The Rumenian tennis player has been eliminated on several occasions by unpredictable opponents, although often she was the favorite of tournaments.
There are fans and media that still, by mistake, put Radwanska and Halep among the favorites of every tournament. The reality is that although they have great qualities at their disposal, they do not have enough mental strength to handle pressure well in the important moments.
Radwanska's problem, in addition to poor management of pressure and emotions on the court, is also a physical factor. In fact, her opponents are much more powerful, and better suited to contemporary tennis. That being said, the Pole makes extreme hard work even by the physical point of view, despite her tennis being one of the most beautiful seen before.
Halep is entering the exclusive club of the eternal second. This year she lost incredible opportunities to win her first Slam title. In Paris, against Jelena Ostapenko, she has lived a psychological and almost grotesque drama.
Considering the current state of women's tennis, both could have achieved different results, and more positive, this season. The current impression is that their level is not enough to compete with the best players. ALSO READ: Is Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's future in doubles?