Racquet-smashing Serena earns shot at title, revenge
Racquet-smashing Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat Caroline Wozniacki aturday and set up a chance for revenge against Simona Halep in the WTA Finals title match.
The two-time defending champion started poorly but after her racquet paid the price, she dominated the second set and emerged victorious from a tense deciding tie-breaker to win it 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6). The 18-time Grand Slam-winner, seeking her third straight victory at the end-of-season championship, will play Halep in Sunday’s final, four days after her humiliating 6-0, 6-2 loss to the Romanian. Halep continued her brilliant run in Singapore with a 6-2, 6-2 dismantling of Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska as the Singapore tournament’s surprise package made it to the final on debut. The diminutive world number four, backed by a phalanx of noisy Romanian fans, belted 26 winners against just four conceded as she broke Radwanska five times to win in 68 minutes.
Sania Mirza and Cara Black showed nerves of steel as they saved three match points in super tie-break against Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik to cruise into the summit clash of the WTA Finals. The duo won 4-6, 7-5, 11-9.