WTA Finals: Lucie beats Kerber but doesn’t reach semifinals
Lucie won her last round robin in straight sets, against Angelique Kerber (6-4, 6-3). She was up a double break at the opening of the first set>.
But since Lucie was defeated in her first 2 matches – by Garbiñe Muguruza (3-6, 6-7) and Petra Kvitova (5-7, 5-7), she unfortunately had no hope to qualify for the semifinals in Singapore.
But by winning her match against Kerber, Lucie allowed her Fed Cup teammate and friend Petra Kvitova to advance to the semifinals: “That’s teamwork. I am happy for Petra that she went through to the semis and I am happy for my win today as well (…) I am proud because it’s never easy to get past two early losses. I played well, served well and am pleased to finish the year in this way”