Collins wins Silicon Valley Traditional for second title


SAN JOSE, Calif. — American Danielle Collins captured her second profession title in only a two-week span, holding off No. 4 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-1 after an exhilarating second-set tiebreaker Sunday within the Mubadala Silicon Valley Traditional.

Collins, seeded seventh, gained her first championship at Palermo on July 25 in Italy. The 27-year-old Collins dropped simply two video games in her semifinal rout of Croatian Ana Konjuh.

The 24-year-old Kasatkina beat No. 1 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-2 in Saturday’s semifinals to succeed in her fourth championship match of the season however missed out on her third title in that span. She earned victories on the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne and the St. Petersburg Girls Open.

It was the third profession assembly between them and second on hardcourts this 12 months after Kasatkina defeated Collins 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a 2-hour, 29-minute match in February at Phillip Island in Melbourne, Australia.

In doubles, Darija Jurak of Croatia and Andreja Klepac of Slovenia beat Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and Luisa Stefani of Brazil 6-1, 7-5.

This marked the third 12 months the match will probably be performed in San Jose after shifting from Stanford. It was canceled final summer season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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