Sloane Stephens, Kiki Bertens reach semi-finals in Singapore — WTA Finals

Florence Fletcher
October 31, 2018

Sport360 caught up with Bajin in Singapore on Thursday, to discuss Osaka's success this season, how she's swatting away any pressure, and how they plan to keep her star rising next year. I'll do something in a bigger group, sometimes with a smaller one. In the first one, the rivals exchanged flows.

Last year, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki humiliated Svitolina in the round-robin stage, allowing her just two games.

"I'm very proud of this".

"It is incredible. I am very pleased with my performance this week", said Svitolina, who has won her past nine finals on the WTA Tour and not lost one in the last two seasons. "It just got worse and worse and worse, and then I just couldn't move".

"At 6-0 2-0 you don't have anything to lose, so you can kind of do whatever at that point and hope for the best".

"I think set and a half I was playing very well", said Pliskova.

All the action, including a highlights show, will be broadcast exclusively live on BT Sport 2, online via the revolutionary enhanced video player and on the BT Sport App. "So definitely I want to try to focus on that next year".

"I have been putting lots of work in this past five months. But now I feel a bit more calm". I can't force it.

"I just tried my best, and, yeah, it ended up OK". (I thought) I can not be embarrassed. It's not the same as if you start, for example, you know, in the middle of the season. I think I should be doing well on all surfaces.

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Svitolina always has had trouble navigating Grand Slam draws and logging wins against elite players. I believe that a couple of days off, slowly it's going to sink in. I haven't been home since the U.S. Open. But players often overcome seemingly mental challenges with technical or tactical changes. "So, yeah, I guess it will be interesting to see how that goes".

"That's why I was a little bit sad".

She said: "I think I have nothing to prove anymore to anyone". Her Asian swing was also below average until she arrived in Singapore.

The Dutchwoman looked to attack on return but couldn't make any inroads early and felt the heat on her own serve.

Svitolina held another tight service game to stay alive in the opener, but Stephens sealed the set when her opponent could only find the net with a backhand.

"Actually, I thought about it when I lost the first set and I was like, "Oh, my God, I'm never going to say this again", she added with a grin.

"I don't want to take a person and then split in two weeks". I'm trying so hard but nothing's working.

In another testing point, it was Svitolina who came out on top after her forehand found the corner with Bertens just only able to get her racquet on it and sent it long.

Given how badly our predictions went the first time around, we've given ourselves a chance for redemption.

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