Kasatkina lands second hard-court swing title ahead of US Open

Russia’s Daria Kasatkina will approach the US Open full of confidence after winning her second title on Saturday in the hard-court swing leading up to the New York Grand Slam.

Top seed Kasatkina defeated Daria Saville 6-4 6-4 in the final of the first National Bank Championships in Granby, the fight lasting almost two hours.

It was Kasatkina’s second singles title of the season after winning the Silicon Valley Classic crown in San Jose earlier this month.

The world number nine will face Britain’s Harriet Dart in the first round of the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year.

Kasatkina’s best performance at the US Open came in 2017 when she reached the round of 16.