Simona Halep defeated Madison Keys to reach Wuhan Open semis, WTA Finals


Romania’s Simona Halep beat Madison Keys by 6-4 6-2 in the match that took place on Thursday at the Wuhan Open in China. Simona has reached to the WTA Finals by defeating her opponent player in the match.

In the semi finals, Halep scored 6-3 6-4 against Britain’s Johanna Konta and won the match while Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova meets Slovak Dominika Cibulkova in the semis.

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Kuznetsova faced a match point to defeat world number four Agnieszka Radwanska 1-6 7-6(9) 6-4 in a thriller and Cibulkova edged Czech Barbora Strycova 6 3 6-4 in another tight duel.

Fourth seed Halep twice fought once again from an early break before discovering her mood, helped by Keys' 24 unforced blunders, to wrap up the match in a little more than 60 minutes.

Halep joins Germany's reality number one Angelique Kerber, who was thumped out by Kvitova in the last 16 in China, and Serena Williams at the WTA Finals in Singapore.

"It implies a ton to qualify… it was one of my objectives this year," said Halep. "It will be my third time in succession contending at the WTA Finals and I trust I play incredible."

Kvitova, who made 24 unforced mistakes, needed to depend on her effective administration amusement, which included seven pros, as Konta neglected to break amid the 1-1/2 hour experience.

Kuznetsova again showed signs of improvement of Radwanska, having lost quite recently once in eight gatherings with the Pole, as she returned from a set down to win a close to three-hour fight.

Cibulkova gave a gutsy performaance to beat Strycova after both players turned out for both their third round and quarter-last matches on Thursday after downpour influenced Wednesday's play.

In the wake of finishing a 6-2 6-2 upset win over fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in the principal match of the day, Cibulkova was back on court for the last one against Strycova, who prior asserted a 1 6-4 7-5 rebound win against Jelena Jankovic.

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