Tennis: Daria Kasatkina, champion in St. Petersburg

The Russian Daria Kasatkina defeated his compatriot 6-3, 2-1 this Sunday Margaret Gasparyan and rose as the winner of the Tournament of St. Petersburg.

Kasatkina, eighth seeded and 61st in the world, dominated the first set and in the second her rival was forced to withdraw due to injury.

In total, both tennis players spent less than an hour on the court.

For Kasatkina, 23, this is the fourth WTA title of her career and the second this season. Last month the Russian already savored the honeys of triumph by winning the Philip Island Trophy in Melbourne.

Kasatkina, who lives and trains in Barcelona, thus continues her winning streak, interrupted in 2018 after the tennis player conquered the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.

The Saint Petersburg Tournament celebrated its sixth edition with an audience in the Sibur Arena between March 13 and 21.

The contest distributed in prizes 565,530 dollars, of them 90,000 for the winner.