Friday’s Set Points, WTA Linz, Hong Kong & Tianjin: Daria Gavrilova upsets Angelique Kerber

Dominika Cibulkova is a semi-final win away from overtaking Johanna Konta into the lucrative eighth place in the Race to Singapore. In her quarter-final match on Friday against the defending champion, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Cibulkova wobbled serving out both sets but her level was generally high, prevailing 7-6(3) 6-4. Cibulkova was 5-1 up in the first…

Tuesday’s Set Points, WTA Linz, Hong Kong & Tianjin: Big wins for Allertova and Kontaveit

The two seeds in action in Linz, Carla Suárez Navarro and Daria Kasatkina, had contrasting fortunes on Wednesday; the number four seed, Carla Suárez Navarro kept her hopes for Singapore alive with a relatively routine 6-4 6-2 win over Mona Barthel. Kasatkina though tumbled out in straight sets to one of last year’s quarter-finalists, Denisa Allertova.…