Kasatkina Wins All-Russian St. Petersburg Final For 4th WTA Title
by Staff | March 21st, 2021, 11:34 pm
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Daria Kasatkina won her 4th career title after her Russian countrywoman Margarita Gasparyan retired due to a lower back injury at 6-3, 2-1 in the St. Petersburg final.

Kasatkina improves to 15-4 on the season with a title at the Philips Island in Melbourne last month. She also won 2018 Moscow and 2017 Charleston and was a finalist at 2018 Indian Wells. She’s now 4-3 in WTA finals.

The former Top 10 will she her ranking jump from No. 61 to back inside the Top 50.

“My coach was telling me the best medicine is to win matches, and that’s 100% true,” the 23-year-old Kasatkina said.

“I’m proud of how I was able to manage the pressure,” she said. “I felt differently during this tournament and I’m really proud of that.”

After two WTA titles, Gasparyan suffered her first career loss in a tour final.

Both Kasatkina and Gasparyan beat former Top 5 Russians in the semifinals, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva, respectively.

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