Kuznetsova saves 4 match points, tops Vekic at Citi Open

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, responds to the crowd after defeating Andrea Petkovic, of Germany, during the semifinals of the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Because of rain delays, Kuznetsova had to play two matches on Saturday. She won both and advanced to the finals. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — Svetlana Kuznetsova won her second title at the Citi Open, and first at any WTA tournament in two years, by erasing four match points to beat Donna Vekic 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Sunday.

The No. 7 seed Vekic was one point from victory four times in the second set but was not able to close it out.

Kuznetsova is a two-time Grand Slam champion, but she is currently ranked only 128th, the lowest spot for a women's champion at the hard-court tournament.

She also won the Citi Open in 2014.

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