Svetlana Kuznetsova won the Citi Open tennis tournament yesterday by beating Kurumi Nara of Japan. It was a three setter which the Russian beauty queen sealed eventually with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 score line.
It’s the first time in the last 4 years that Kuznetsova has lifted a WTA trophy. Her last title victory had come in August 2010.
In total, this is Kuznetsova’s 14th WTA singles title.
Speaking in the post match interview, the 29-year old said, “It’s after a long time that I have experienced glory. It’s a fantastic feeling to say the least.”
“I had never played against Kurumi and had not watched her play that much either. At the start, I was trying to find out what her strengths are. She is very good at spin and she is a swift mover on the court as well.”
On the other hand, Nara, who was looking for her second title having already won one in the ongoing season, seemed to be disappointed and rightly so. She had made a good comeback in the second set and had every chance of winning when the match went into the decider.
In her interview, Nara was quoted as saying, “Its gutting obviously as my form was pretty good, but, there are no regrets. I tried as hard as could.”
Nara might have lost this final, but, she is all set to climb in the WTA rankings and get to her career best position.
The Japanese youngster has had a mixed 2014. She became winner of Rio Open in February by defeating Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic, but, after that, she had been losing in the first or second round of the tournaments until the Citi Open where she managed to get to the title round.