2006 NASDAQ-100 OPEN

Final

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA v MARIA SHARAPOVA

6-4, 6-3

Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova earned her first tournament title in 18 months by beating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3

Saturday to win the Nasdaq-100 Open.
Seeded 12th, Kuznetsova won the all-Russian final using superior weapons on the day.  Svetlana had both her serve and forehand working, repeatedly driving Sharapova into a corner and then smacking a winner into the open court.
Kuznetsova was playing her dominating, aggressive style of tennis.  She was able to step inside the baseline and dictate play and push the

taller Sharapova around the court.  Kuznetsova's forehand was especially viscious as she was hitting hard, fast, and with pinpoint accuracy.

An impressive win that moves Kuznetsova back into the top 10 and puts her back in contention for more major titles if she continues this

high level of play.
 

USA ORDERS:

$12.00

NON-USA ORDERS:

$16.00