Svetlana Kuznetsova has reached the semis at the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Russian player needed three sets to get past the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova, the US Open finalist, after she took the first set 6-3. Kuznetsova then turned it around, winning the second 6-2 before a thrilling final set, 7-6.
The final set saw both women serve for the match as the game see-sawed , neither able to clinch it , and Kuznetsova must be over the moon with the result. After all, she only just made it here, becoming the eighth and final qualifier by winning the season-ending tournament in Moscow right on the eve of the Singapore event.