Dominika Cibulkova beats Angelique Kerber to seal WTA Finals title

• Cibulkova won in straight sets against world No1 in Singapore
• Slovakian triumphed 6-3, 6-4 to cap remarkable WTA Finals debut

Dominika Cibulkova completed a remarkable debut at the WTA Finals when the Slovakian world No8 stormed to victory with an unlikely 6-3, 6-4 triumph over top seed and the world No1 Angelique Kerber in the title showdown on Sunday.

Cibulkova lost her first two round-robin matches before beating Simona Halep to squeeze into the semi-finals and her victory on Sunday matches the feat of 2015 winner Agnieszka Radwanska, who captured the title with a 1-2 pool record. Kerber beat Radwanska, the defending champion, on Saturday to reach Sunday’s final against Cibulkova.

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