Kremlin Cup: Julia Goerges ends six-year title wait with comfortable win over Daria Kasatkina

Moscow: Julia Goerges ended her six-year wait for another WTA singles title Saturday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Daria Kasatkina in the Kremlin Cup final.

Julia Goerges of Germany poses with the trophy after defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia, right, in the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Julia Goerges poses with the trophy after defeating Daria Kasatkina (R) in the Kremlin Cup final. AP

Goerges cruised to victory against her Russian opponent, who was ranked one place below her at 28th.

The German swept the first five games of the first set before Kasatkina could even get on the board.

Kasatkina put up more resistance at the start of the second, forcing three break points in Goerges' first service game, but couldn't convert them and was broken next game.

Goerges is now 3-7 in career singles finals, with her last title in Stuttgart in 2011. Before Saturday's match, she had lost six straight finals, including three in the space of two months this summer.


Updated Date: Oct 21, 2017 22:02 PM

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