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  • Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova has sealed a semi-final spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore. (AAP) (EPA)Source: EPA
9 Nov 2016 - 8:02 AM  UPDATED 9 Nov 2016 - 8:02 AM
1.       A Hairy Situation  

This bizarre mid-court styling incident can definitely be filed under hair-brained schemes.
 
Trailing 1-2 against Agnieszka Radwanska in the third set of a WTA Finals game in Singapore, Svetlana Kuznetsova took it upon herself to make some mid-court alterations.
 
Calling for a pair of scissors during a change of ends, Kuznetsova hacked off a significant length of her plait before going on to win the match in a three-hour marathon.
 
"It [her hair] was bothering me a lot. I was trying to put it behind my headband, but my hair is very thick and heavy," she said.
 
"In the end, when I was hitting the forehands every time ... it would hit my eye every time and I had (to) struggle. I thought, ok, what's more important now, my hair which I can let grow, or the match?”
 
The ninth-ranked Russian was a head and shoulders above her competition as she saved a match point on her way to the 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 victory.  
 
What a close shave.
 
2.       Jack Socks Him One (Accidentally) 

Big-serving American Jack Sock was left concerned for the welfare of a young fan after one of his thunderbolts bounced into the front row at the Paribas Masters in Paris.

The serve caused a young French fan to start crying and prompted play to be stopped, while he received medical attention in the form of an ice-pack for a bloody nose.

“Obviously I couldn't see exactly what happened. At first when I saw the serve go over and it hit him, I thought it could be his eye and he was wearing glasses, so could have been a disaster,” Sock said.
 
Sock later checked on the small fan after his straight-sets win over Dominic Thiem and gave him one of his sweatbands while also posing for photos.
 
3.   Gritty Gavrilova Returns Home

A return to her home-town has inspired Australian Daria Gavrilova to play some career-best tennis in recent days, making it to her first WTA final at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

Dasha went down 6-2, 6-1 in the final to Svetlana Kuznetsova however – who seemed untroubled by the plait that would frustrate her just one match later.

Daria’s hot form has seen her singles ranking shoot to a career-high 24th in the world.

The finals appearance came off the back of her stunning upset of world number one Angelique Kerber in straight sets in Hong Kong a week earlier. 

The Australian dispatched Kerber 6-3, 6-1 in just 73 minutes in the quarter-final of the event.