After the match the No.3 seed told reporters that she was struggling on the court, but determined to power through nevertheless.
"Today was such an emotional match for me," she said. "We played the first set in one hour and some minutes. I was so tired. It was so hot today. Because of this, I felt myself not really good, not much physical energy - I think today I won more because of my mental game.
Korneeva, visibly frustrated at times in the first set, later told reporters that she tends to play better when she is angry.
"I didn't play today good for me, but maybe without emotions, I [would lose] this first set and maybe the second," she said.
Weathering the storm
Perez Alarcorn had only dropped one set prior to the final, and she gave Korneeva trouble in the early going with punchy baseline power, scrambling defence and counterpunching. It was difficult for Korneeva to finish points, but she continued to press, hammering her crosscourt backhand with exceptional pace and precision to open up the court.
The No.3 seed dialed in her power game in the second set, and attacked the net efficiently, hitting 14 winners against 12 unforced errors in the final set while winning seven of ten points at net.