Karolina Pliskova overcomes Simona Halep to move into the last four of the WTA Finals
Karolina Pliskova came out on top against Simona Halep to book her place in the semi-finals of the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
It was a match the ebbed and flowed, but the world number two eventually came out on top with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 success.
Czech Pliskova will now face Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the last four.
Earlier, defending champion Elina Svitolina ensured she remained unbeaten in the group stage after dispatching alternate Sofia Kenin of the United States.
The eighth seed had already been assured of a place in the semi-finals but she still battled hard for a 7-5 7-6 (10) win in two hours and 10 minutes.
Svitolina told the WTA: “Each time I step on the court I have to win.
“My parents raised me this way – that I have to fight for everything, I have to give 100 per cent each time I play.”
Svitolina will face seventh seed Belinda Bencic for a place in the final.
Alexander Zverev has no qualms about playing ATP Finals in London despite surge in coronavirus cases
Zverev happy with protocols in place for ATP Finals.
T365 Recall: David Nalbandian’s 2007 heroics against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
When David Nalbandian got the better of the Big Three…
‘Just to be happy, that’s the goal. I’m not a results-based guy,’ says Nick Kyrgios as he eyes 2021 return
‘I was almost crying out for a pause,’ says Kyrgios.
Coco Gauff overcomes nightmare start as she adapts to ‘awkward’ situation to win Ostrava opener
Coco Gauff adapts to win Ostrava opener.
Dan Evans returns to winning ways before announcing forthcoming split with coach
Evans and Mark Hilton will part ways later this year.
Rafael Nadal set to take part in Paris Masters next month
The world No 2 is also now likely to take his place at the ATP Finals in London.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal hits practice courts again as he confirms his next tournament
Rafael Nadal will next play at…
‘My long-term goal and dream is to win all four Grand Slams,’ says French Open champion Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek hoping for more Grand Slam glory.
Tennis Today: Bad news for Roger Federer over renaming of stadium while Maria Sharapova buys a ranch
Tennis Today features Federer, Sharapova and Barty.
Andy Murray on being ‘pretty laid back’, being intimidated by Marat Safin, being called a ‘f****** loser’
A fun interview with Andy Murray.