The Togliatti native Daria Kasatkina rallied to turn the tide and beat seasoned player Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets 1/6, 6/0, 6/2. The match lasted 1 h 39 mins. Kuznetsova made more unforced errors (43 vs 28). It is Daria’s second final this season.
“Tomorrow is gonna be a final, so it doesn’t matter whether my opponent [Margarita Gasparyan] has another game style. I will try to show my best tennis and I will give my 100 per cent and we will see how it goes”.
Daria also thanked the crowd for the support: “I am so happy in front of the crowd. The atmosphere is absolutely amazing and different. We are artists, and without spectators…What’s the point?”.