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Svetlana Kuznetsova rolls back demolishes Monica Puig to win Sydney International title

Svetlana Kuznetsova rolls back demolishes Monica Puig to win Sydney International title

In 55 minutes of one sided tennis, the 30-year old former French and U.S. Open champ revealed that her opponents shouldn’t get her softly at next week’s Australian Open, despite her present lowly position.

While that match, after a thunderstorm wreaked havoc with all the program at Olympic Park, held over from Thursday, was a hard fought conflict, the same couldn’t be said of the final conflict on Ken Rosewall Arena.

“It feels like I am 16, it feels wonderful. “I believed I ‘d be tired but I felt fantastic. It was simply one of my finals that are greatest. I felt extremely comfortable.”

It wasn’t until the fourth match of the second set the shellshocked Puig managed to get on the scoreboard, her first service hold earning her a tremendous ovation from a bunch that is sympathetic.

Puig had played seven matches, including a quarterfinal upset of ex-U.S. Open champ Sam Stosur, to get to the final but acknowledged she was just no match for the clinical Russian.

“I played some amazing tennis this week so I am extremely proud of what I Have done,” the world amount 94 told reporters.

“She only did everything so good. It absolutely was her day. There was not much I could do … The sole response I have is that she was the better player.”

Kuznetsova, three times a quarterfinalist in the Australian Open, will take on Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova in the very first round at Melbourne Park.

“You have seen me over so many years and I am not the most consistent player but I do get lots of work into my preseason,” Kuznetsova said.

“The largest thing I must do is listen to myself. I never imagined winning (a Grand Slam title); it comes from hard work.”

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