"It was one of those days where she was playing really good and I was fighting myself on the return".
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The German had only won two matches in three previous appearances at the season-ending tournament but, at the climax of her sensational year, Kerber is stamping her authority on proceedings. Kerber's draw doesn't offer any relief either: She trails Simona Halep 3-4 in the head-to-head and has split her eight meetings 4-4 with Dominika Cibulkova. "If I talk with him about this it's going to be that I had some important matches this year that I have lost, and I just want to get better next year". Of course, now I'm a little bit relaxed after I won. "I have much more confidence right now", the Australian Open 2016 and US Open 2016 victor said.
Despite winning her first two matches, Kerber still has a mathematical chance of missing out on the semi-finals of the elite US$7 million tournament after Keys beat Cibulkova 6-1 6-4 in Tuesday's other Red Group match. The most recent match took place in this years Madrid Masters, a match Halep won in straight sets. "I could manoeuvre the game as I wanted", she said after running away with the first set and surviving a brief panic situation late in the second set.
The German held comfortably to seal a high quality opening set in 43 minutes and carried the momentum into the second when she reeled off her fifth game in a row to open a 2-0 lead before Halep finally stopped the rot by holding. "So this changed a lot [for me] as a player".
"I won so many good matches this year".
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After dropping her opening match, the big-serving Keys said she'd struggled to adjust to the slow surface in Singapore. Eventually, the set went to a tie-break where Angelique Kerber had the stronger mental ground thus forcing Cibulkova to run for more than she can bear.
Defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska opens her campaign against Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova on Monday with Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova completing the White Group.
Kerber found her second wind in the second half of 2016, reaching the final at Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics before producing her best performance to date, clinching the US Open and top spot in the world ranking.
Radwanska stormed back in the second for 6-1 and then held a match point at 5-4 in the third. "I saw many flags in the crowd, so that makes it special".
She followed up her victory in Australia with a first-round exit at the French Open and has suffered surprise early defeats to Australia's Daria Gavrilova in Hong Kong and Elina Svitolina in China this month.