NEWS
10/28/2015 10:04 EDT | Updated 10/28/2016 01:12 EDT

Kvitova beats Safarova 7-5, 7-5 to earn first group-stage victory at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE — Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza improved to 2-0 in group-stage matches at the WTA Finals by beating Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday.

In the day's other match, fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova defeated fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-5, 7-5 for her first win in Singapore.

Muguruza broke Kerber twice in each set to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Kvitova improved to 8-0 in career matches against the ninth-seeded Safarova, who fell to 0-2 in her first appearance at the season-ending tournament. Kvitova and Kerber are 1-1, with all four still in contention for a spot in the semifinals.

The Associated Press