The Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, the fourth seed of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2021, outpaced Jaqueline Cristian in three-setter 6/7(5), 6/3, 6/3. The tennis players spent 2 hrs and 15 mins on court. Kuznetsova was serving better and made fewer errors.
«I didn’t know how she is playing as we have never met before. It took me some time to adapt to her game. Not everything worked for me in the tie break of the 1st set but then I managed to turn the tide and I decided to keep the ball longer in the rallies and played more aggressively, and for sure today my serve helped me a lot”, – Kuznetsova commented on the match.
With her victory over the last foreign player in the draw, Svetlana secured a Russian final and a Russian champion of the tournament.