Kiki Bertens Surprise Roland Garros 2016 Semifinalist, Now Comes The Biggest Test

Kiki Bertens (click to enlarge)

Ok, I definitely didn’t see this one coming. I thought Angelique Kerber, the 3rd seed, would breeze through her first round match with Kiki Bertens at Roland Garros 2016. That didn’t happen. Surely the ever mercurial, yet dangerous, Camila Giorgi would take out Kiki in the second round. Nope. Ah, rising star, possible future Major winner and 29th seed Daria Kasatkina would bring Bertens down to earth in the 3rd round. Wrong again. No problem. My favorite active player, 15th seed Madison Keys, would just have too much power in the round of 16. Incorrect. I’d have bet the house that 8th seed and 2015 Roland Garros semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky would halt the Cinderella run in the quarterfinals. I would be homeless had I done that as Kiki Bertens has improbably battled her way to the Roland Garros semifinals with a 7-5 6-2 upset of 8th seed Bacsinszky. Up next however is The Queen of Tennis. Surely, despite her run of upsets, there is no way Kiki could possibly beat the great Serena Williams. Or is there?



KIKI BERTENS d. 8 Timea Bacsinszky, 7-5 6-2



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