Unseeded Rogers, Kasatkina advance to San Jose final
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Unseeded American Shelby Rogers defeated No. 9 seed Veronika Kudermetova of Russia 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
Rogers will play No. 7 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia in Sunday’s final.
Kasatkina advanced by beating second-seeded and fourth-ranked Paula Badosa of Spain 6-2, 6-4.
Rogers trailed 4-3 in the second set before breaking serve twice while winning three straight games to pull out the match.
Kasatkina topped Badosa for the second time in three career matchups.
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