Istanbul Gallery: Another Door Opens...
While the singles players were battling to qualify for the semifinals, the doubles teams learned who they will battle first in their semifinals. See all of Thursday's best pics from Istanbul, right here.
Published October 24, 2013 12:00
The first match of the day saw Jelena Jankovic take on good friend and former doubles partner Li Na.
The match went over two hours and Li eventually came good, winning in a see-saw three-setter, 63 26 63.
Angelique Kerber was next on court, looking for her first career win at the WTA Championships...
And with 31 winners to only 11 unforced errors, she did it - she stunned Agnieszka Radwanska, 62 62.
Serena Williams was next up, taking on Petra Kvitova - their last meeting was a real nail-biter...
Kvitova led 4-1 in the third set in their last match in Doha, with Williams rallying to win, 36 63 75.
Williams had no trouble this time though, storming past the hard-hitting Czech in straights, 62 63.
The doubles draw for the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships - Istanbul was also on the schedule.
The four teams were placed in four spots in the single elimination draw, which kicks off on Saturday.
Errani and Vinci, Hsieh and Peng, Petrova and Srebotnik, Makarova and Vesnina - which team will win?
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