Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia claimed her second straight Kremlin Cup title on Saturday by trouncing Daria Gavrilova, 6-2, 6-1, in Moscow.
The 31-year-old Kuznetsova needed a little more than an hour to claim her 16th WTA title while disposing of Gavrilova, who was playing in her first WTA final. The Russian saved six of the seven break points she faced and converted six of her eight break opportunities.
By winning, Kuznetsova qualified for the WTA finals in Singapore and will face world No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in Monday's group stages.
Gavrilova, 22, who was born in Moscow but now lives in Melbourne, Australia, beat Julia Goerges of Germany, 7-5 6-1, in the semifinals after upsetting 2014 champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the quarterfinals.