Bencic reaches Moscow final, qualifies for WTA Finals

The Associated Press
Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

MOSCOW (AP) -- Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA Finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals.

Bencic's 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1.

It also enabled Bencic to overtake Serena Williams for the eighth and final place at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China.

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In the men's draw, Adrian Mannarino best Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4 in their semifinal.

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