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English tennissucces at WTA Finals: Kiki Bertens reached the semifinals after a statement of the Osaka

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Kiki Bertens (WTA 9) in the final four at the WTA Finals in Singapore (hard/ $ 7 million). The Dutch had qualified Friday for the semifinals after her Japanese opponent Naomi Osaka (WTA 4) the fight had to stop because of an injury.

Osaka, the winner of the US Open, threw in the towel after a 6-3 loss in the first set. She had all the care demanded as she had of the left thigh, which was firmly ingetapet.

Bertens was only in the last instance added to the field after the excesses of the Romanian Simona Halep (WTA 1). They won Singapore its first team contest against the German Angelique Kerber (WTA 2) and lost, then of the American Sloane Stephens (WTA 6). Kerber takes it in the slotmatch of the red group against Stephens. That last won her matches against Osaka and Bertens and group winners provided a victory against Kerber. The German began with a defeat against Bertens but knocked then Osaka. Also, the ruling Wimbledonkampioene can still knock.

Thursday, the decision was in the white group. The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (WTA 7) and the Czech Karolina Pliskova (WTA 8) placed themselves for the semi-finals. For the Danish titelverdedigster Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3) and the Czech Petra Kvitova (WTA 5) ended the tournament in the group stage.

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