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Kasatkina, Gasparyan to contest St. Petersburg final

St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy - Daria Kasatkina v Svetlana Kuznetsova

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - MARCH 20: Daria Kasatkina of Russia in action during her match against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in action during the semifinals of the 2021 St Petersburg Ladies Trophy, WTA 500 tennis tournament at Sibur Arena on March 20, 2021 in St Petersburg, Russia (Photo by Anatolij Medved/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Daria Kasatkina and Margarita Gasparyan advanced to the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.

Eighth-seeded Kasatkina rallied from a set down for the second time in as many days to upset fourth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Gasparyan saved four set points in the second set before beating fellow wild card Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 7-6 (9).

It was the first all-Russian semifinals at a WTA tournament, and Kasatkina and Gasparyan will contest the 30th all-Russian final.

The 23-year-old Kasatkina is chasing her fourth title. Gasparyan, 26, is going for her third.