Kiki Bertens holds nerve to stun Angelique Kerber at WTA Finals

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Kiki Bertens won a remarkable deciding third set against Angelique Kerber – which included seven consecutive breaks – to make an impressive start on her debut singles appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore, reports Sky Sports.

The Dutch player is the lowest seeded in the eight-player field but held her nerve to hold serve to close out a 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory in just over two hours.

Bertens, who qualified for the season-ending tournament through Simona Halep’s withdrawal, made 45 unforced errors but her greater aggression, which contributed to 33 winners, saw her shock the German top seed.

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