Kaia Kanepi beat Daria Savile 6-3 6-1 at the Washington Open on Saturday by one win over her first title in nine years.
Kanepi, a 37-year-old Estonian with four WTA titles, won the last title in 2013 in Brussels.
This year, he made a comeback, taking part in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. He considers that the greater meaning in defining his calendar has allowed him to maintain good form.
“It was really great for me. I never thought of making it to the quarter-finals in Australia. I thought that wasn’t my place,” Kaneby, who had previously placed in the top eight in three other majors, said. I continued to do so. In fact, I never pressured myself to achieve anything special.”
Kanebe’s record this year is 19-10, his biggest win since 2013. He ranks 37th.
He plans to play two more hard-court tournaments before the US Open, which begins on August 29.
In the final, 60th seed Kanepi will face Lyudmila Samsonova, who crushed Zion Wang 6-1, 6-1, and the 23-year-old Samsonova is seeking her second WTA singles title.
He won a hard court competition in New Haven, Connecticut in 2017.
In the men’s semi-final, Australian Nick Kyrgios faced Mikael Ymir on the night, and top seed Andrey Rublev collided with Yoshihito Nishioka.
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