Kerber beats Keys, brings Cibulkova to the Singapore semifinals with her

Angelique Kerber recorded a solid 6-3 6-3 victory over Madison Keys and the straight-set win means that the German world No.1 takes Dominika Cibulkova by the hand into the WTA Finals semis.

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In the first set, the WTA Finals debutante Keys recovered twice from a break down to get to 3-3, but Kerber broke twice more to strongly win the set. The sixth-seeded Keys opened the second set with a 2-0 lead, but from then on won no games, as Kerber took advantage of her lack of aces and numerous unforced errors that totaled 31 in the match as a whole.

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Earlier on Thursday, the seventh-seeded Cibulkova beat Simona Halep 6-3 7-6(5), eliminating the Romanian from the tournament, but the Slovak needed Kerber to beat Keys in two sets in order to ensure the second position in the Red Group and a passage into the semifinals, where she'll face White Group winner and so far the story of the tournament Svetlana Kuznetsova. (photos: Jimmie48)

 

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