Tennis - Top-seeded Svet­lana Kuznetsova makes Krem­lin Cup fi­nal

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Top-seeded Svet­lana Kuznetsova beat fourth-seeded Elina Svi­tolina of Ukraine 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4 in the Krem­lin Cup semi­fi­nals yes­ter­day to re­main on course to claim the eighth and last spot in the WTA Fi­nals. Kuznetsova will qual­ify for the fi­nals in Sin­ga­pore on Sun­day only if she wins the tour­na­ment. Oth­er­wise, the place will go to Bri­tain’s Jo­hanna Konta. As in the quar­ter­fi­nal win against Hun­gar­ian Timea Ba­bos, the Rus­sian lost the sec­ond set in the tiebreak be­fore pre­vail­ing in the fi­nal set. In the other semi­fi­nal, Daria Gavrilova of Aus­tralia played Ju­lia Go­erges of Ger­many later yes­ter­day. In the men’s event, Fabio Fognini upset sec­ond-seeded Al­bert Ramos-Vi­no­las 6-2, 6-2 to face in the semis third-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Ger­many, who beat Thomaz Bel­lucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-2.

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