SINGAPORE (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep became the first player eliminated from the WTA Finals after losing to Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (5), 6-1 Thursday.
Halep, a finalist in her first WTA appearance last year, was 1-2 in the round-robin stage.
Radwanska trailed 3-1 in the first set and then 5-1 in the tiebreaker before turning the match around. In the second set, Halep saved a break point to hold serve in the first game but won only one point in three more service games.
Radwanska is also 1-2, but she will advance to the semifinals if Maria Sharapova beats Flavia Pennetta in straight sets later Thursday.
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