2016 Miami Tennis Result Semifinals Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Timea Bascinszky finals highlights. Svetlana Kuznetsova reaches Miami Open final with win over Timea Bacsinszky.
Svetlana Kuznetsova held off a strong challenge from Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky in searing afternoon heat to book her place in the Miami Open final with a 7-5, 6-3 victory on Thursday.
The 15th-seeded Russian relied on an indomitable attitude and a powerful baseline game as she improved her career record to 3-0 against the Swiss, ending the match with a crunching backhand cross-court winner after nearly two hours on court.
2016 Miami Tennis Semi Finals Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Timea Bascinszky Finals Highlights
Kuznetsova, who pulled off a stunning upset when she ousted the world No1 Serena Williams in the fourth round, won a hard-fought opening set after ending a brilliant baseline rally between the two with an overhead smash.
Though she failed to hold serve in the first game of the second set, the Russian broke her 19th-seeded opponent in the second and fourth games to lead 3-1, then fought back from 15-40 down on serve in the ninth to seal victory.
Bacsinszky, who beat the third-seeded world No2 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the fourth round, converted only two of 14 break points during the match.
|Women’s Semifinal||Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Timea Bacsinszky||7-5, 6-3|
|Men’s Quarterfinal||Kei Nishikori def. Gael Monfils||4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)|
|Men’s Quarterfinal||Nick Kyrgios def. Milos Raonic||6-4, 7-6(4)|
|Women’s Semifinal||Victoria Azarenka vs. Angelique Kerber||6-2, 7-5|