Once again the best delivered in Singapore. World number Angelique Kerber went into the final on the back of four straight wins at the WTA Finals where as for Dominika Cibulkova her week looked all but over after a couple of days but turned it around at last moment…
Cibulkova lost her first two matches of the finals to Kerber and Keys and turned up to the last round robin match knowing she’d have to win in two sets against Halep which she went on to do but then played the waiting game as she needed Kerber to win in two sets against Keys which she did and the rest is history as the Slovakian saw off Halep, Kuznetsova and Kerber to win the WTA Finals in Singapore.
From the off the seventh seed was playing faultless tennis. The forehand was firing from the first couple of points and took the early advantage for a 3-0 lead which was a point from 4-0 but how things can change quickly with Kerber somehow and surprisingly halting the Slovakian’s momentum to get back to 2-3 but once against Domi came up with the answers to break again and had no problem closing out the set.
In the second set we saw a more pumped up Angie Kerber and you may have thought this might derail Cibulkova in her quest to be champion in Singapore but she remained solid and consistent and that break at 3-3 to push ahead set herself up for three of the biggest games of her career.
Kerber kept her hopes alive with an ace for 4-5 and it fell on Cibulkova to serve it out.
Tennis, you leave us speechless at times and that was bloody brilliant. Words can’t even describe that last game. I don’t think I’ve seen a final game quite like that for a long while.