Tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova had a strange, but sensible incident during her WTA Finals round robin match on Monday against Agnieszka Radwanska. Kuznetsova won the first set 7-5, but lost the second set 1-6, and it turned out her long hair was interfering with her play. So before the start of the third set, Kuznetsova asked the umpire for a pair of scissors and gave herself a haircut. And it totally helped — Kuznetsova won the match thanks to the haircut. According to BBC, Radwanska had no idea Kuznetsova cut her hair before the third set: "I didn't even know that," said the Pole. "Good thing she didn't cut her anything else. I think hair is not very important." Apparently, the momentum
The world number nine fought her way to a 3-6 6-2 7-6 (8-6) victory over Karolina Pliskova in Singapore on Wednesday. Kuznetsova is into the semi-finals, but still has a final White Group match against Muguruza to come on Friday. While she may already be in the last four, Kuznetsova still wants a win over Muguruza, the Spanish French Open champion who beat her at Roland Garros this year.
SINGAPORE — Dominika Cibulkova won her first match at the WTA Finals on Thursday, and still has a chance to reach the semifinals. Cibulkova beat Simona Halep 6-3, 7-6 (5) and will advance if Angelique Kerber beats Madison Keys in straight sets in the later match. Both Cibulkova and Halep are 1-2, but Halep has been eliminated. Kerber, 2-0, has already advanced, while Keys needs to win at least one set to also reach Saturday’s semifinals. Cibulkova broke early to take control of the first set. Halep, who had her left knee taped, was in better form in the second set but couldn’t get even.