In the third round match, a Russian athlete defeated her compatriot Ekaterina Alexandrova
Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina in the third round match of the Premier Mandatory series tournament in Beijing defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova with a score of 6: 4, 6: 3. The prize pool of the competition in the capital of China is $ 8.3 million.
The meeting lasted 1 hour 35 minutes. During this time, Kasatkina did not perform a single ace, having made ten double mistakes. At the same time, she sold seven break points out of 13, five times giving her opponent a serve.
Earlier in the tournament, Kasatkina defeated American Bernard Peru and Arina Sobolenko from Belarus. In the quarterfinals, she will play with the ex-first racket of the world Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, who defeated Czech Katerina Sinyakova.
Also in the quarterfinal, the leader of the world ranking Australian Ashley Barty will meet with Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina will meet with Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands. Another pair will be Japanese Naomi Osaka and the winner of the match with American Jamie Brady and US Open-2019 champion Bianchi Andreescu from Canada.
For Kasatkina, the upcoming quarter-finals will be the first of this season at the WTA tournaments. Last year, the Russian woman finished in tenth position in the ranking, but then she began a long decline. At the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, Kasatkina flew in the first round, at Roland Garros in the second.
Kasatkina is now ranked 45th in the WTA ranking. Alexandrova – 38th racket of the world and the first racket of Russia.