Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title

Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Daria Kasatkina vs Ons Jabeur, head to head, live stream, all you need to know
Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Daria Kasatkina vs Ons Jabeur, head to head, live stream, all you need to know

Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title- Russia’s Ons Jabeur defeated Tunisia’s Daria Kasatkina in the final of Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 to clinch the title on Sunday. Jabeur thrashed Kasatkina 7-5, 6-4 in straight two sets. Both of them blasted one ace each while Jaber. 

Jabeur, the second seed, gained a measure of revenge as she secured her first title at the expense of Kasatkina, one of two women to have beaten her in her previous finals appearances.

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Jabeur, ranked 24 in the world, has been in fine form this season where she ranks alongside former world number one Ashleigh Barty in terms of matches (28) won.
The 26-year-old held her nerve despite Kasatkina breaking back when Jabeur served for the first set at 5-4.

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Jabeur, though, broke world number 35 Kasatkina immediately and this time she made no mistake in serving to win the set.

Kasatkina had beaten Jabeur twice in three-set affairs.

However, her opponent did not give her a sniff of a chance of a repeat of forcing her into a decider as she raced into a 4-0 lead in the second set.

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Kasatkina, winner of two titles this season, fought her way back to 4-3 down but the Tunisian remained focused, sealing the title on her first match point when the Russian netted.

-Inputs from AFP

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