Kuznetsova targets Muguruza 'revenge'

By Dejan Kalinic 27 October 2016 47
Kuznetsova targets Muguruza 'revenge'

Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova wants "revenge" against Garbine Muguruza at the WTA Finals.

The world number nine fought her way to a 3-6 6-2 7-6 (8-6) victory over Karolina Pliskova in Singapore on Wednesday.

Kuznetsova is into the semi-finals, but still has a final White Group match against Muguruza to come on Friday.

While she may already be in the last four, Kuznetsova still wants a win over Muguruza, the Spanish French Open champion who beat her at Roland Garros this year.

"I lost to her in the French Open and I would like to get my revenge, but you never know," she said.

"She's one of the toughest opponents here, and I'm just taking it one match at a time and just trying to do my best."

Kuznetsova had given up a 6-3 lead in the third-set tie-break against Pliskova before securing her victory with a backhand winner down the line.

"I was 6-3 up and then she got back, and then I got tense and it was 6-6. They were important points," she said.

"And then I got this winner down the line for match point. It was a crazy shot. So I was really pleased."

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