WTA Finals: Elina Svitolina beats Sloane Stephens for biggest win of career

Sloane Stephens 2018 WTA Finals

On her first match point, a Stephens backhand flew wide as Svitolina fell to the ground in joy. I just tried to stay in it, and get as many balls back as I could. I've played so well this whole week, and I cannot let this be the last match of the season.it can't end like that.

From there Stephens found her footing and seventh-seeded Pliskova began to derail.

"I'm going to speak with Andy and see the best options, which coaches are available at the moment to try to work for some time." said the 24-year-old.

The deciding set started with a pair of breaks but then Stephens took over, winning the next five games to secure victory in two hours and 27 minutes. "A lot of the top girls who have up-and-down results, a win here and then they lose there, we all kind of deal with the same thing", she told reporters.

Svitolina's triumph was her 13th victory in 15 finals and should fill her full of confidence as she looks to make a Grand Slam breakthrough in 2019.

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She consolidated the break after a 10-minute game to lead 3-0, but Stephens won the next two games to get back on serve.

Pliskova was only a point away from a 3-0 lead in the second set. "I think only a few points decided the third set because we both were playing good tennis".

Defeating Sloane Stephens, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, Svitolina became the first Ukrainian to win the title. The eight seed responded with a forehand victor and pushing Svitolina around the court to get the break back.

"There was lots of talk about my second part of the season and my performance lately, so this really motivated me", she added.

Svitolina is chasing her fourth title this season, having already won at Brisbane, Dubai and Rome. Her opponent will be known later.

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It ended a fairy tale run for Bertens, who only qualified days before the tournament when world number one Simona Halep withdrew from injury. She converted half of her break points, going six for 12, while she saved nine of the 12 which she encountered during the match.

Bertens said Svitolina's defensive skills forced her into playing ultra-aggressive.

Earlier, Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic played a masterclass to upset world number one Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the doubles decider.

He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), "A Champion's Mind".

In the second semifinal of the tournament will battle Sloane Stephens (USA) and Carolina Plskova (Czech Republic).

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