Elena Rybakina beats Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-2 to win the Porsche Grand Prix

STUTTGART, Germany – Elena Rybakina captured her third title of the season on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix.

Rybakina, the world number 4 who defeated top-ranked Iga Świątek in the semi-finals, saved the three break points she faced and took four from six chances to win in 1 hour and 9 minutes.

It is Rybakina’s 26th win of the year on tour. The title in Stuttgart comes after victories in Adelaide and Abu Dhabi this season. The Kazakh player’s previous victories on clay were in Rome in 2023 and Bucharest in 2019.

Kostyuk, ranked 27th, was under pressure from the start as Rybakina broke serve to seal the first set in just 30 minutes.

Kostyuk had surprised herself with her run to the final, which included three consecutive wins over top-10 players Zheng Qinwen, Coco Gauff and Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova. Kostyuk saved five match points against Zheng in the round of 16.

It was Kostyuk’s third final. She won her first title in Austin last year and finished second in San Diego last month.