Rogers will play No. 7 seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia in Sunday’s final of the hard-court US Open tuneup, looking for her first WTA singles title. Kasatkina advanced by beating second-seeded and fourth-ranked Paula Badosa of Spain 6-2, 6-4.
Rogers trailed 4-3 in the second set before breaking serve twice while winning three straight games to pull out the match. Rogers is 2-1 all time against Kudermetova.
Kasatkina topped Badosa for the second time in three career matchups.
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