Vera Zvonareva, world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, Agnieszka Radwanska - all those tennis stars fell in straight sets to WTA Championships debutante Petra Kvitova and the Czech confidently moved into the semifinals.
From 5-1 in the first set Radwanska started losing pace and Kvitova forced a tiebreak which she won 7-4. In the second set Kvitova was up a break, 2-0, and even though Radwanska leveled to 2-2, her comeback was brief and she lost the set and the match 7-6(4) 6-3. Nevertheless, Radwanska can be proud of her end-of-the-season achievements – not only of her Premier titles at Beijing and Tokyo, but also of her overall good performance at the WTA Championships.
All the members of the final four are now confirmed: Kvitova and Vera Zvonareva from the Red Group, Victoria Azarenka and Samantha Stosur from the White Group. The semifinal schedule is first Kvitova vs. Stosur and then Azarenka vs. Zvonareva, as the organizers have just announced. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)