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Tennis: Stephens performs stunning comeback to beat Pliskova and reach season-ending final

Sloane Stephens overcame a terrible start against Karolina Pliskova to win 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Saturday, setting up a championship match against Elina Svitolina. Few in Singapore would have predicted the final score after Stephens lost the opening eight games of the match to trail 0-6, 0-2, but somehow the 2017 U.S. Open champion battled back to reach her first season-ending finals. Stephens, let out a huge yell on breaking her Czech opponent's serve to win her first game after trailing 6-0, 2-0. From there, the American found her footing and began to derail the seventh seed. The pair traded breaks at the start of the deciding set started, but then Stephens took over, winning the next five games to secure victory after two hours and 27 minutes on court.

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  • Released : 28-Oct-2018

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  • Tennis, Right - Now