Svetlana Kuznetsova stuns Ashleigh Barty 6-2 6-4 in the semifinal in Cincinnati on Saturday. Kuznetsova will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Madison Keys or Sofia Kenin in the final.
Score, report, and key facts
Barty had a running start at the beginning of the set after breaking Kuznetsova in the 2nd game (2-0). Nevertheless, the Russian succeeded in coming back to break Ashleigh 3 times in the 3rd (1-2), in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game before winning the set (6-2).
The Australian was unable to find the solution in the last 6 games of the set (from 0-2 to 6-2).
Kuznetsova had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Barty in the 1st game (1-0). That break turned to be decisive for the Russian to win the set (6-4) as no one dropped a serve anymore.
After this encounter, the head to head between Kuznetsova and Barty is 1-0 for Svetlana.
Highlights Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Ashleigh Barty Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati
Next Match: Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Madison Keys or Sofia Kenin – stats
Tennis Scores in Cincinnati
- Svetlana KuznetsovaSvetlana – Ashleigh BartyAshleigh (6-2 6-4) – See score progression
- Madison KeysMadison – Sofia KeninSofia (0-1) – See H2H details