Myskina becomes first Russian to capture Kremlin Cup
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"I really wanted to win here at home because the home crowd was so great. Everyone was so supportive," Myskina expressed. "This was such a great win for me."
Myskina won her sixth career singles title. She also picked up her seventh straight match win and her second title in two weeks, having shocked U.S. Open and French Open champion
The crowd was clearly in Myskina's corner, supporting her every move. Among the hometown fans there to support her was former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
"I was really honored that Boris Yeltsin came out to support me and everyone else this week," Myskina explained. "He was there to congratulate me after my win and gave me a big hug, so that was an incredible thing for me."
Mauresmo was searching for her second title of the year and 10th of her career.
With Maria Sharapova also winning the Japan Open on Sunday, this marked the first time in WTA Tour history that Russians have won all singles Tour titles in the same week.