Kasatkina Rallies Past Rogers For San Jose Title; Samsonova Victorious In D.C.
After a runner-up a year ago, Daria Kasatskina took it one step further and won the San Jose title Sunday rallying to defeat Shelby Rogers 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-2.
Kasatkina, who lost to another American Danielle Collins in the 2021 final, found herself down a set before storming back to win 12 of the last 15 games and run away with the title.
It was the third time this week Kasatkina had to come from a set down after comebacks against Aryna Sabalenka and Elena Rybakina.
The title was the 25-year-old’s fifth of her career and first since 2021 St. Petersburg.
Following a stellar week, Rogers falls to 0-3 in tour finals, still seeking that first title.
In the Washington final, the battle of bruisers went to Liudmila Samsonova who also came from a set down to beat Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her second career title.
“I think it was the hardest match of the week, because Kaia was playing amazing,” said Samsonova. “She was serving so well. I had some troubles to find the solution on the return. It was a tough mental game today, and I’m so happy that I found the solutions.”
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