News ID: 219442
Published: 0209 GMT August 06, 2018

Zverev, Kuznetsova win Washington finals

Zverev, Kuznetsova win Washington finals
Germany’s Alexander Zverev holds aloft his Washington Open trophy after beating Alex De Minaur of Australia in the final in Washington, D.C., the US, on August 5, 2018.

World number three Alexander Zverev beat teenager Alex De Minaur to defend his Washington Open title on Sunday.

Zverev beat the 19-year-old Australian 6-2, 6-4 in the warmup event for the US Open to claim a third ATP title this year after wins in Munich and Madrid, BBC Sport reported.

"This match could be the final for the next 15 years so I hope you really enjoyed it," said the German, 21.

In the final of the women's event, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Croatia's Donna Vekic 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2.

It was an 18th career tour title for the 33-year-old two-time Grand Slam champion, who had slipped to 128th in the world heading to Washington.

Elsewhere, Mihaela Buzarnescu won her first WTA title with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Greece's Maria Sakkariat at the Silicon Valley Classic.

The 30-year-old wrapped up the final in just 73 minutes and has now broken into the world's top 20.

Meanwhile, Fabio Fognini beat world number four Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-2 to win the Los Cabos Open.

Italian Fognini, 31, had beaten British number two Cameron Norrie to reach the final in Mexico.


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