Tuesday at the 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore had plenty of excitement in store as the day in Singapore’s Sports Hub was packed with activities. After #1 doubles player Sania Mirza answered questions from fans, the tournament’s doubles field came together for the draw ceremony before starting play on Thursday.
The day’s first singles match turned out to be a quicker affair than most observers would have hoped as the high-profile encounter between Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep was swiftly finished in favor of the German world #1.
Kerber’s excellent day in Singapore was rounded out by receiving both the Year-End #1 trophy, as well as a commemorative Tiffany ring to honor the occasion.
While Kerber’s second victory of the week puts her just one won set away from the semifinal, Dominika Cibulkova will need much more to go her way after her second loss in Singapore.
After falling to Kerber on Sunday, Cibulkova lost her second match to Madison Keys in straight sets, being kept in the hunt for a semifinal spot only because of her winning one set against Kerber. Cibulkova still has a chance to go further in Singapore though, as the exact same scenario saw Agnieszka Radwanska ultimately take the title last year.
Radwanska and Garbine Muguruza will both be back in action tomorrow, having plenty of pressure on their shoulders after their first-round losses. Keep checking back to Women’s Tennis Blog for all the latest from Singapore.
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