10/17 11:46 CDT Top-seeded Svitolina loses opening match at Kremlin Cup
Top-seeded Svitolina loses opening match at Kremlin Cup
MOSCOW (AP) --- Top-seeded Elina Svitolina lost her opening match at the
Kremlin Cup on Thursday after having been a break up in the deciding set.
Veronika Kudermetova beat the fourth-ranked Svitolina, who had a first-round
bye, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 in their second-round match to set up a quarterfinal with
either Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or wild-card entry Varvara Gracheva.
Also Thursday, second-seeded Kiki Bertens continued her push to reach the
season-ending WTA Finals by beating Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Both Bertens and Belinda Bencic can take the last WTA Finals spot from Serena
Williams if they reach the final in Moscow, where they are in the same half of
Next up for Bertens is either Anastasija Sevastova or Kristina Mladenovic.
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