Bencic reaches Moscow final, qualifies for WTA Finals
MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic booked the last spot at the season-end WTA Finals on Saturday after beating Kristina Mladenovic in the Kremlin Cup semifinals.
Bencic’s 6-3, 6-4 victory set up a Moscow final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who defeated Karolina Muchova 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1.
It also enabled Bencic to overtake Serena Williams for the eighth and final place at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China.
In the men’s draw, Adrian Mannarino best Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4 in their semifinal.