Stephens rallies to reach WTA final
SINGAPORE (AP) — Sloane Stephens overcame a terrible start against Karolina Pliskova to win 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Saturday, setting up a championship match against Elina Svitolina.
Both Svitolina and Stephens posted 3-0 round-robin records before winning their semifinals.
Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, let out a huge yell on breaking her Czech opponent’s serve in the third game of the second set after trailing 6-0, 2-0. Pliskova was only a point away from a 3-0 lead in the second set. From there Stephens found her footing and seventh-seeded Pliskova began to derail.