Demi Shores earned a spot in the semi-finals of the doubles at the WTA Finals. The 29-year-old defeated Chinese players Xu Yifan and Yang Zhaoxuan at Fort Worth with her American partner Desirae Krawczyk 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Schurz and Krausek started the tournament in Texas (USA) with defeats to Barbora Krejkova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, but were too strong for American duo Coco Gauff/Jessica Pegola.
For Schuurs, this is the third time she’s made it to the final four of the year-end championship. She also reached the semi-finals in 2019 and 2021. Both times she failed to reach the final.
In the semi-finals, Schuurs and Krawczyk compete with Veronika Koedermetova and Elise Mertens for a place in the final battle. The Russian/Belgian pair won all their group stage matches and finished top of the group.
29-year-old Shore is in the semifinals of the WTA Finals for the third time. Remarkably, Limburger has always succeeded with a different pair partner. “You’ve proven once again why I belong here at this level,” Schurz said, after she and Krausek joined the other four pairs.
The Shores doubles semi-final is the last game of Sunday in Fort Worth, USA. Krejcikova and Siniakova opened the program against Latvian Yelena Ostapenko and Lyudmila Kitchnok of Ukraine. Then the semi-finals.
Sabalenka outperforms Pegula
Aryna Sabalenka booked her second WTA Finals victory over Jessica Pegula. World No. 7 Belarus won 6-3 7-5 in Fort Worth over an American who had lost all three group matches to her home crowd.
The 24-year-old Sabalenka did indeed have the opportunity to serve the match with a 5-3 score in the second set, but in part due to a number of double faults, she allowed Pegula to make a comeback. After three matches, Sabalenka is still finished. After an hour and a half I decided to duel with a backhand.
Sabalenka will now have to wait and see if her win is good enough to secure a place in the semi-finals. Later in the day, Greece’s Maria Skari will face Anas Jabeur of Tunisia in the same group. If Jaber can win in two sets, she will join the last four.
Earlier in the tournament, Sabalenka defeated Jaber in three sets.
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