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$4 million showdown: Barty and Svitolina to battle for richest prize in tennis

(CNN)World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and defending champion Elina Svitolina will face off for the richest prize in tennis after the pair came through tough three-set semifinals at the WTA Finals in China Saturday.Ukraine's Svitolina dropped her first set of the tournament on her way to beating Swiss seventh seed Belinda Bencic, who had to retire when trailing 4-1 in the deciding set.Australia's Barty later saw off Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 4-6 6-2 6-3 to reach the title match and a chance to bag the massive prizes on offer for the winner in Sunday's final.She can pocket $4,115 million, with Svitolina the maximum purse of $4,725 million after winning all her three round robin matches ahead of the knockout phase.She leads the WTA Tou ...