On Sunday, Anna Chakvetadze won the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Akiko Morigami. The Russian needed less than an hour to beat Morigami, the finalist in Cincinnati for the second time (in 2005 she lost to Patty Schnyder).
After winning the third title this year, previous two being Hobart and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Chakvetadze improved to 5-0 lifetime in finals and raised to career-high ranking of No.7.
Next tournament for the 20-year-old Russian is the Bank of the West Classic, a Tier II event in Stanford, where she’s seeded at the top. Like all of the top four seeds, Chakvetadze will receive an opening-round bye, before facing the victor in the match between American wildcard, Amber Liu and Greek No.1 Eleni Daniilidou.