Serena Williams will now get the chance to avenge her, 6-0, 6-2 loss to Simona Halep from earlier this week.
Singapore (SportsNetwork.com) -
Serena Williams and Simona Halep will battle for the title at the season-ending WTA Finals after both won semifinal matches on Saturday.
The two met earlier this week in round-robin play, and the 6-0, 6-2 Halep rout in 65 minutes equaled the worst loss of Williams' career.
Williams will now get the chance to avenge that defeat and win a third straight title at the season-ending event. She advanced Saturday with a thrilling 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory over good friend Caroline Wozniacki in the first semifinal.
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Puerto Rico's Monica Puig was not one of this week's eight combatants at the prestigious WTA Finals, but that didn't keep her from coming away from Singapore as one of the big winners at the season-ending extravaganza.
The 61st-ranked 21-year-old, who reached a career-high No. 41 back in May, was never in contention for the Finals, obviously, but the promising Puerto Rican did manage to earn herself a trip to Singapore by virtue of her popularity and an innovative event that the WTA hopes will bring attention to the game's next generation of starlets.