Kuznetsova Keeps It Together at Mercury Insurance Open.
Not too many people at the start of this week’s Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, California expected much from Svetlana Kuznetsova who came in as an unseeded player. But as she navigated her way past several top 20 players on her way to the finals, the feeling was the title was Kuznetsova’s to win so long as she held her nerve and kept finding the range on her fearsome forehand. Today in the finals against Agnieszka Radwanska, it indeed was all up to the Russian as she dictated play for most of the match. But as expected, when it came down to closing out the match, Kuznetsova had to battle her nerves just when it seemed victory was inevitable. Continue reading