WTA Elite Trophy 2023: Madison Keys eradicated, Krejcikova’s semi-final hopes dented by Kasatkina



Second-seeded Madison Keys has been eradicated from the WTA Elite Trophy after shedding her second round-robin match in opposition to Caroline Garcia on Wednesday, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

After being upset in her opening match in opposition to eighth-seeded Beatriz Haddad Maia on Tuesday, the American participant needed to win in opposition to No.20-ranked Garcia to maintain her semi-final hopes alive.

However regardless of Keys firing six aces, the ninth-seeded Frenchwoman pressured the one break of serve within the match to clinch the primary set. Garcia then held her nerve via a tighter second set to seal her first win over the Eleventh-ranked Keys since a Fed Cup playoff in 2014.

Garcia performs Haddad Maia on Friday in a straight shootout to win the Camellia group and advance to the semi-finals.

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High-seeded Barbora Krejcikova’s hopes of advancing took a dent after shedding to Daria Kasatkina 7-5, 1-6, 6-1.

In a see-saw match the place neither participant might assert themselves for lengthy durations, Kasatkina wrestled again momentum within the decider and reeled off six of the ultimate seven video games to clinch the match in two hours and 10 minutes.

The sixth-seeded Russian subsequent performs Magda Linette, who misplaced to Krejcikova in her opening match, on Friday realizing a win will take her via to the semi-finals. If Linette wins, the semifinal spot will likely be determined by units or video games received between the three gamers.

High-ranked Chinese language participant Zheng Qinwen performs Tenth-seeded Donna Vekic within the first match within the Orchid group afterward Wednesday.

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The 12-player event is the primary postseason occasion on the ladies’s tour. It options the 11 highest-ranked singles gamers who didn’t qualify for the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, which will likely be held subsequent month. Zhu Lin, ranked thirty seventh, is the ultimate entry as a wild card.

Gamers are divided into 4 teams of three gamers with the winner of every group advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. The ultimate is scheduled for Sunday.



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