Kiki Bertens reached the eighth finals of the very busy WTA tournament in Miami at night from Saturday to Sunday. De Wateringse has done good business for a world ranking, which is now practically fifth.
27-year-old Bertens settled despite a tough start with Slovakia Viktória Kuzmová: 3-6, 6-0 and 6-1. Fun lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Her victory in Miami means that Bertens is now almost fifth in the world rankings. The tournament started as a global number eight and still raises for one place.
Bertens was eliminated last year in the third round of the Miami Tour, which means that he can collect a number of points for the world ranking in the current edition.
For the quarter-finals, Bertens will face Australian Ashleigh Barty, who has lost three sets in the semi-finals of the Sydney tournament this time. Barty is number eleven in the world.
The top ten take part in Miami
The Miami Tournament is very busy. There are all the top ten of the world rankings, although some of the best players have returned. Last year, victory was won by Sloane Stephens at the US hard court.
Bertens will play for the last time in Miami, as the gravel season begins with the April tournament in Charleston.
The head of Dutch tennis last year won the tournament in the United States and therefore has the necessary points for defense.