Tennis-Famous faces help Kerber feel part of the gang
SINGAPORE, Oct 27 Angelique Kerber is still be getting used to life as the world number one but a quick glance at the VIP boxes at the WTA Finals has given her a real sense of belonging.
LONDON, July 3 Powerful Canadian Eugenie Bouchard overcame match-point jitters to pound Romania's Simona Halep 7-6(5) 6-2 in an eventful Wimbledon semi-final on Thursday and reach a grand slam final for the first time.
The 20-year-old from Montreal harried and chased Halep from the baseline, producing a series of forehand winners.
The match was interrupted three times. After four games Halep needed treatment on a sore ankle. Then in the tiebreak a spectator was taken ill in the sunshine and had to be led from the stand.
In the final set after Halep had saved the first match point, former junior Wimbledon champion Bouchard stopped to complain of a noise in the crowd. It took her five more nervy match points to complete victory and set up a meeting with 2011 champion Petra Kvitova. (Reporting By Clare Lovell; Editing by David Goodman)
SINGAPORE, Oct 27 Angelique Kerber eased into the last four of the WTA Finals with an unbeaten record when the world number one thrashed Madison Keys 6-3 6-3 in the Red Group finale at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Thursday.
Oct 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the WTA Finals Women's Singles Round Robin Red Group matches on Thursday RESULTS Red Group 1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat 6-Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 7-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat 3-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-3 7-6(5) STANDINGS P W L F A Pts Red Group 1. Angelique Kerber 3 3 0 6 1 6 2. Dominika Cibulkova 3 1 2 3 4 2 3. Simona Halep 3 1 2 2 4 2 4. Madison Keys 3 1 2 2 4