Samsonova, in the Montreal final after removing Rybakina

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Samsonova, in the Montreal final after removing Rybakina

The Russian Lyudmila Samsonova, world number 18, advanced this Sunday to the final of the WTA 1000 in Montreal after defeating the Kazakh 1-6, 6-1 and 6-2 Elena Rybakinanumber four, and will play in the final against the American on the same day Jessica Pegula.

samsonova reached the first final of her career at a WTA 1,000 and confirmed her positive streak Rybakinaa rival against whom he had won the previous three.

The Russian player will now have a few hours’ rest, before jumping back onto center court to face Pegula, who beat the Pole on Saturday Iga Swiatek.

The fight in between Rybakina and Samsonova It was held this Sunday because the downpour in Montreal on Saturday afternoon was forced to postpone.

The change of day favored Rybakina in principle, who had more time off after winning a three-and-a-half-hour battle in the quarterfinals against the Russian. Daria Kasatkinafinished at 2.55 local morning.

And Rybakina started in an unparalleled fashion, dominating her punches against a Samsonova who couldn’t find a rhythm. He took the first set with a tough 6-1 and had everything in his favor to avenge the two previous losses suffered against the Russian, one of them certainly in Montreal.

However, everything changed in the second sleeve. The Russian significantly raised his level, especially on the backhand, and ended up taking 49% of the points from others.

He leveled the game at 6-1 in 41 minutes and didn’t stop stepping on the accelerator in the third set, when he made good breaks in the first and seventh games to fly into the final with 6-2.

Source: La Verdad

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