Heartbreaking. A decrease again harm pressured world No.126 Margarita Gasparyan to retire from the St. Petersburg Girls Trophy remaining and hand the title to eighth seed Daria Kasatkina, who has grow to be the primary Russian champion on the match and the primary WTA participant to clinch two titles in 2021.
The 26-year-old Gasparyan took a medical timeout at 1-4 within the first set and regardless that the wildcard managed to complete the set, she known as it quits early within the second set as Kasatkina led 6-3 2-1. Regardless of this devastating finish to a spectacular week, Gasparyan can look ahead to a return to the Prime 100.
The world No.61 Kasatkina ended qualifier Clara Tauson’s 13-match successful streak to kick off her marketing campaign on the St. Petersburg Girls Trophy, then got here out victorious in a good three-set battle towards Aliaksandra Sasnovich, took out second seed Veronika Kudermetova within the quarterfinals, defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova within the semis for the one centesimal main-draw victory on onerous court docket, and wrapped the week by successful her fourth profession title towards Margarita Gasparyan.
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