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WTA Finals: Angelique Kerber v Sloane Stephens – live!

Second set: Kerber 3-4, 3-6 Stephens* (*denotes server)

Emphasis on Stephens to regain control of a match she was cruising through and this game indicates she can do just that. Sending Kerber from right to left, and back again, there were some notable winners. The pressure is now back on the German who simply has to hold her next service game.

Second set: Kerber* 3-3, 3-6 Stephens (*denotes server)

Just when the pressure needed to be applied, Kerber fails to get in her first three serves and Stephens is able to feel her way back into control taking a 0-30 lead, without much effort. The next point required it, however, with Kerber digging in to win a 19-shot rally as Stephens finds the net. Parity is restored after Stephens overhit drop shot offers a gimme on a favourable bounce for Kerber to crash home. She then wins the next two points to level the set.

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