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Kuznetsova claims Washington Open women's singles title

07 Aug 2018, 02:26 ( 10 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia. File Photo Xinhua.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia staged a remarkable comeback to win the Washington Open title on Sunday, fending off four match points in the second set to defeat No.7 seed Donna Vekic of Croatia 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-2.

   It's her second Washington Open title after winning it for the first time in 2014.

   Kuznetsova, a former world number two, is now ranked 128th and the Washington title is her first title in two years.