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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday April 11, 2021

 
Veronika Kudermetova

Russia's Kudermetova completed her run to the Volvo Car Open without dropping a single set on Sunday in Charleston, defeating Danka Kovinic in the final.

Photo Source: Chris Smith/Volvo Car Open

She came, she saw, she dominated.

Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova finished her rip-roaring run through the 2021 Volvo Car Open without dropping a set, defeating Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic, 6-4, 6-2 for her maiden career title.

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“It’s amazing,” she said. “It’s a long road. I had a lot of ups and downs and now I’m here with the trophy – it’s amazing.”

The No.15 seed really wasn’t challenged during her run. She dropped just 33 games and never more than four in single set, and will rise to a projected career-high ranking of No.29 in Monday’s updated WTA rankings.

Kovinic was a seed-crusher all week in Charleston. She hammered No.3-seeded Petra Kvitova, 6-4, 6-1, then topped No.11-seeded Yulia Putintseva and No.12-seeded Ons Jabeur to reach the final. But on Sunday she was unable to stay with the searing game of Kudermetova.


The Russian broke four times on 12 opportunities, and faced just two break points, in the fourth game of the match

Kudermetova becomes the fifth WTA player to win her maiden title in 2021, and the second today.




She joins Sunday's Bogota champion Maria Camila Osorio Serrano as well as Clara Tauson (Lyon), Sara Sorribes Tormo (Guadalajara) and Leylah Fernandez (Monterrey).

 

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