Cibulkova beats Kerber to win WTA Finals title




Dominika Cibulkova claimed the biggest victory of her career with a 6-3 6-4 win over world number one Angelique Kerber in the decider of the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Making her debut at the season-ending event, she raced into a 3-0 first-set lead, wrapping it up in 30 minutes.
The Slovak, 27, kept up the momentum and sealed an emotional victory with a dramatic double net-cord.
“This is the biggest moment of my career,” said the world number eight.
She had lost to Kerber in the round-robin phase and booked her place in the final after a thrilling three-set win over Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia on Saturday.
And she once again showed her determination and commitment against the German, who won two Grand Slams this year in Australia and the States.
Meanwhile, World number 13 Nick Kyrgios could have his eight-week tournament ban cut to three after agreeing to a “care plan”.
The Australian was banned and fined for behaviour, including “lack of best efforts”, at the Shanghai Masters.
The ATP confirmed the 21-year-old had “taken up the care plan on offer” but details are “strictly confidential”.
If he completes the plan, Kyrgios can play from 7 November rather than the initial ban expiration date of 15 January 2017.
Kyrgios came under scrutiny after his 6-3 6-1 defeat by Mischa Zverev of Germany, in which he returned serves tamely and received a code violation for verbally abusing a spectator.
Tennis Australia has said it is “our responsibility” to help Kyrgios.

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