Tag: WTA Finals
The Romanian has not played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc and says she did nothing for six weeks to get over it.
Elina Svitolina broke her slump in emphatic style, beating Sloane Stephens to win the WTA Finals.
Elina Svitolina beat Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-2 6-2 to win the WTA Finals.
Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic beat Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková 6-4, 7-5 to take the title.
Sloane Stephens came from far behind to beat Karolína Plíšková in the WTA Finals.
Sloane Stephens beat Karolína Plíšková 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 to enter the final of the WTA Finals, where she will play against Elina Svitolina.
Elina Svitolina beat Kiki Bertens in a WTA Finals semifinal match.
The former US Open champion continued her unbeaten run in Singapore with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph in 101 minutes, her fifth straight-sets victory in a row over Kerber.
The Dutchwoman, only in the tournament after top seed Simona Halep withdrew through injury last week, will be joined in the semi-finals by either Germany's Kerber or American Sloane Stephens, who complete Red Group play later on Friday.
Elina Svitolina feels that her improved mental resilience has sparked her strong performances at the WTA Finals.
Pliskova became the first player into the final four after a 6-3, 6-4 triumph in 83 minutes.
Stephens looked the more composed at that stage, but Osaka dug deep and battled back from 15-40 to hold in the fifth game.
Karolína Plíšková beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4, and in doing so got revenge for her loss to Wozniacki at last year's WTA Finals.
Elina Svitolina beat Petra Kvitová 6-3 6-3 in their WTA Finals White Group match.
Although Simona Halep's back injury has kept her out of the WTA Finals, she still remembered her 2018 season fondly because she won her first Grand Slam title.
Kerber and Osaka are the top seeds in the Red Group with the German opening her campaign on Monday against Halep's replacement Kiki Bertens.
Apart from Wimbledon champion Kerber and 2017 US Open winner Stephens, Osaka will also face Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens, who was named as the WTA's Most Improved Player of the Year on Friday.
Halpe's withdrawal means that Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands moves into the eighth and final qualifying spot in the WTA Finals.
Despite losing to Vera Zvonareva at the Kremlin Cup, Karolína Plíšková still managed to do enough to qualify for the WTA Finals.
Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has qualified for her first season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.