VIENNA (AP) — Tomas Berdych's chances of qualifying for the ATP Finals were dealt a blow Monday as Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia defeated the 10th-ranked Czech 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5 in the first round of the Erste Bank Open.Berdych held the eighth and final
Karolina Pliskova said she could feel Garbine Muguruza's nerves during her win over the Spaniard at the WTA Finals. Pliskova rallied for a 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 victory over Muguruza in the White Group in Singapore on Monday. The Czech had trailed 4-0 in the third set and had to save a match point on her way to victory.
The setting, the stakes, the field: There’s something about the WTA Finals that creates the perfect conditions for classic matches. That has been as true as ever in Singapore so far. The tournament began with Angelique Kerber’s full-tilt 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3 win over Dominika Cibulkova on Sunday, and if anything it got more dramatic on Monday, when Svetlana Kuznetsova walked off a plane from Moscow and saved a match point on her way to beating No. 2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5. Kerber is no stranger to the classic-match effect at this tournament. She played and lost one of the fiercest contests of the decade, to Victoria Azarenka in three hours, in Istanbul in 2012; it’s hard to imagine