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Kiki Bertens pulls off shock win over Ashleigh Barty at WTA finals - in pictures

Belinda Bencic secures three-set victory against Petra Kvitova in Shenzhen

Late entrant Kiki Bertens stunned world No 1 Ashleigh Barty with a comeback three-set win at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen Tuesday.

All four players can still qualify from Red Group after Belinda Bencic's three-set victory over Petra Kvitova later in the day.

Bertens looked in trouble at a set and break down, but turned things around with ruthless returning and aggressive play at the net to overwhelm Barty, who could have sealed a spot in the semi-finals with a win. The world No.10 won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and nine minutes in a see-saw match featuring 12 breaks of serve.

"Of course you're always ready to play, but I did not see it coming today," Bertens said of her late call-up. "In the beginning I was struggling. As the match continued, I felt better and better."

Above is a photo gallery of the matches. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: October 30, 2019 09:15 AM



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