Russia's Veronika Kudermetova sealed her first career WTA 125 series title with a dominant victory in the final of the Abierto Zapopan.
WTA Staff
March 17, 2019

GUADALAJARA, Mexico  - Russia's Veronika Kudermetova surrendered just two games en route to winning her first WTA 125K title on Saturday, defeating Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-0.

The Russian added her first singles title to four career WTA 125 doubles titles with a dominant performance, needing just 61 minutes to overcome the former US Open junior champion to win the inaugural title at the event.

Kudermetova served five aces in the victory and saved all six break points she faced, all of which came in the second set.

The 21-year-old rounded into form over the course of the week, after needing three sets to win each of her first three matches. 

Among her victories were former Wimbledon junior champion Sofya Zhuk, and top seed Kristyna Pliskova, before the World No.100 surrendered a combined six games in her semifinal and final matches against No.3 seed Tatjana Maria and Bouzkova, respectively. 

Hungary's Fanny Stollar and the United States' Maria Sanzchez were victorious in doubles, defeating Sweden's Cornelia Lister and Czech Renata Voracova in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.

The duo knocked out two seeded teams en route to their first WTA 125 title, which included a win over No.4 seeds Anna Blinkova and Alexandrva Panova in the first round, and another over top seeds Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya in the semfiinals.