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Kasatkina beats Ostapenko to lift Charleston Open

Jelena Ostapenko/@Volvo Car Open.

In the first all-teen WTA final since 2009, Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina knocked out former junior colleague Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 6-1, to win her first WTA title at the Volvo Car Open.
 

"I was playing good all the days this week," Ostapenko said after the match. "I beat some great players, but today was really not my day, and I just didn't feel the ball that well. I was missing too much, and because she was defending during the whole match. It was just probably not my day.

 


Kasatkina and Ostapenko took back-to-back Grand Slam titles back in 2014, the Russian winning the girls' French Open while the Latvian swept the junior Wimbledon Championships, and the two have been on a collision course since making their WTA debuts the following year.

Ostapenko was in her third career final after finishing runner-up at the Tournoi de Québec in 2015 and the Qatar Total Open in 2016, and won their only previous tour-level meeting last year at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

 


 

10-04-2017
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