Kiki Bertens did it again Nuremberg and defeated Barbora Krejcikova in the final, rolling to her third career WTA title, 6-2, 6-1 in only 56 minutes, while in France australian No.1 Samantha Stosur won her ninth career title at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, outlasting countrywoman Daria Gavrilova, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Defending champion Kiki Bertens will face Czech qualifier Barbora Krejcikova in the final of the Nuremberg Cup. Barbora defeated Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 and Bertens advanced in the other semifinal on Friday when Misaki Doi became the sixth player to retire while Bertens was leading 6-2, 0-1.
Daria Gavrilova knocked Caroline Garcia out of the Internationaux de Strasbourg 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to advance to her second career WTA final and will play against Samantha Stosur, who defeated Peng Shuai 7-6(0), 6-4.
Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and 2013 Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki have confirmed that they will play the Mallorca Open.
Bad news for Eugenie Bouchard, who has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup tennis tournament with a right ankle injury. Genie informed tournament director Sandra Reichel of her decision yesterday, when a MRT scan showed she had torn a ligament in training the previous week.