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Veronika Kudermetova wins maiden WTA title in Charleston | Girls’s Tennis Weblog
April 11, 2021
Russian Veronika Kudermetova beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-4 6-2 within the remaining of the Volvo Automotive Open to clinch her maiden WTA title with out dropping a set all week.
Because the WTA Insider studies, after the Charleston semis, Kudermetova tried to persuade her coach Sergey Demekhine that clay was her favourite floor, however he was perplexed, as her finest outcomes had been on grass and arduous courts. “Now I feel he trusts me,” Kudermetova remarked after her victory in Sunday’s Charleston remaining.
Kudermetova after the semis: “I informed Sergey that I feel clay is my favourite floor. He mentioned why? You do your finest outcomes on grass and hardcourt. However I mentioned no, I feel clay is healthier for me.
The 23-year-old Kudermetova is having fun with the perfect season of her profession. Earlier than Charleston, the Russian reached her first WTA singles remaining on the season-opening event in Abu Dhabi and adopted it up with the St. Petersburg quarterfinals.
En path to the ultimate in opposition to world No.91 Kovinic, Kudermetova beat American qualifier Desirae Krawczyk within the first spherical, native wildcard Emma Navarro within the second, Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara within the third spherical, former champion Sloane Stephens within the quarterfinals and unseeded Spaniard Paula Badosa within the semifinals.
The Fifteenth-seeded Kudermetova hit six aces in Sunday’s title match and have become the ace chief in 2021 with 130 aces, overcoming Ashleigh Barty’s 127.
Ends in Charleston will take Kudermetova’s whole profession prize cash previous $2 million.
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