Monday, 4 June 2018

Kasatkina dashes Wozniacki hopes

While Simona Halep was destroying Elise Mertens, Kevin Anderson (6) was in the process of doing a similar job on Diego Schwartzman (11), taking the first two sets 6-1 6-2.

Following the Halep match was the unfinished clash between Caroline Wozniacki (2) and Daria Kasatkina (14)

3-3 in the second set with Kasatkina serving.

A double fault left Kasatkina at 15-30 but Wozniacki threw in three straight errors and the Russian led 4-3

Kasatkina hit a forehand winner to set up a break point - it was saved

Kasatkina hit another forehand winner and it was saved 

Kasatkina hit another brilliant forehand forcing a Wozniacki error and she broke to lead 7-6(5) 5-3 

Serving for the match, Kasatkina hit a forehand winner, followed by a drop shot which Wozniacki couldn’t handle.  Three match points were achieved when Kasatkina forced an error, and the second of these was converted to victory when Wozniacki hit a forehand wide.

7-6(5) 6-3 and Daria Kasatkina has made a quarter final at Roland Garros for the first time, and in fact the first quarter final at any Grand Slam tournament - her best previous was the fourth round at last years US Open.

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