SINGAPORE - Top seed Angelique Kerber won a fourth straight match at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, ousting 2015 champion and No.2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-1, to reach her first final in Singapore.
"I'm really happy to being in the final here for my first time," Kerber said in her post-match press conference. "It's the last tournament, and of course to finish with a final it's great. I remember the last year how I was finishing here, so this is big improvement."
Kerber was the only player to carry an undefeated record into the semifinals, and played like the favorite throughout the match against Radwanska, who hit an out-of-character 28 unforced errors in just over an hour on court.
"Definitely, I would have preferred to be a bit longer today on court," Radwanska told press after the match. "But obviously three titles always makes a really good season, especially at the China Open.
"I just hope I'm going to do better results if the Grand Slam next year. That's the goal. So we'll see."
The win puts Kerber, who was already set to end the year ranked No.1, into the final in a rematch of her thrilling round-robin match against Dominika Cibulkova. Cibulkova is the only woman to take a set from Kerber in Singapore.
"It's a little bit weird to play against one opponent twice in one tournament. This never happened before for me. I'm looking forward to play against her," added Kerber.
"The first match here was really tight and close, so she has a lot of confidence from the last two matches she won."
? WTA (@WTA) October 29, 2016