Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Bencic defeats Kasatkina in Adelaide International final

2023 Adelaide International 2 - Day 6

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Womens Singles winner Belinda Bencic of Switzerland poses with the Adelaide International trophy after winning against Daria Kasatkina during day six of the 2023 Adelaide International at Memorial Drive on January 14, 2023 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sue McKay/Getty Images)

Getty Images

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Belinda Bencic beat Daria Kasatkina 6-0, 6-2 to win the Adelaide International women’s title, her sixth on the WTA Tour.

The 13th-ranked Swiss player took barely an hour to beat the eighth-ranked Kasatkina.

Bencic converted five of her seven break points and won almost double the amount of points than the Russian, who had been impressive in reaching the semifinals before both women had walkovers to advance to the final.

It was the first tournament win for the reigning Olympic champion with new coach Dmitry Tursunov.

“It’s our first title together, sure it’s not the last one, I feel like we’re just starting so thanks a lot,” Bencic said.

In the men’s title match, Soonwoo Kwon, who lost in qualifying but was a late call-up to the main draw due to an injury withdrawal, beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4).

The South Korean player was down 2-0 in the final set and had two break points against him before he recovered for the victory.

“So many people are watching in TV in Korea, thanks to the fans in here, supporting me,” Kwon said.