Tennis – Bertens enjoys WTA debut win

Kiki Bertens was "really happy" after marking her WTA Finals debut appearance in Singapore with a come-from-behind win against Angelique Kerber. The 26-year-old Dutch player only secured her place in the end-of-season tournament when Simona Halep's back injury forced her to withdraw. And, Bertens looked out of her depth when Kerber wrapped up the first set in their opening Red Group tie on Monday evening. Her service was again broken at the start of the second, before storming back with two breaks of serve to level the match against the three-time Grand Slam winner. Seven successive breaks in the deciding set were ended by Bertens in the eighth game and she went on to record an impressive 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory in just over two hours. Bertens, who is 6/1 with bet365 to win the WTA Finals and will face American Sloane Stephens in her second tie, said: I had a little chat with my coach when it wasn't going so well, so we decided to go a little bit more for my shots, play a little more aggressive and it worked out."

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