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Patna : World No 18 Madison Keys, 24, USA, and World No 153 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 34, Russia, will clash in the final of Cincinnati Open at Ohio, USA, on August 18, 2019, at 11.30 pm.

Keys, the 2017 US Open finalist, defeated World No 22 Sofia Kenin, 20 USA, 7-5, 6-4 in semi-finals to enter the final. Keys fired 14 Aces in the match to just 1 by Kenin. She won 5 break points to 3 by the Kenin. Both the players won 3 games each in a row in the match. Keys committed 4 double faults to 2 by her opponent.

Kuznetsova, winner of two Grand Slam singles title, defeated top seed and World No 2 Ashleigh Barty, 23, Australia, 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals on August 17, 2019, night, to reach the final.

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