Moscow, Russia, WTA Premier, VTB Kremlin Cup, 932 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) 6-4 7-6(1), 2R: Alize CORNET (FRA) 3-6 7-5 6-4, QF: Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3, SF: Johanna KONTA (GBR) 6-4 6-3, F: Ons JABEUR (TUN) 2-6 7-5(4) 6-4!!! SINGLES TITLE!!! ; Osaka, Japan, junior ITF, Osaka Mayor's Cup - World Super Junior Tennis Championships 2018, Grade A, hard, outdoor: 1R, Pavel SHUMEIKO (UKR) - Shoei MIZUGUCHI (JPN) 6-2 6-0, 2R: Ryuhei AZUMA (JPN) 2-6 2-6; Yerevan, Armenia, junior ITF, Autumn Cup, Grade 5, clay, outdoor: 1R, Oleksiy SHESTAKOV (UKR) - Eremey KOTSELYUK (RUS) 6-1 4-6 6-0, 2R: Nikita FIALTOV (RUS) 6-2 6-1, QF: Henadzi HRABAVETS (BLR) 3-6 6-2 6-1, SF: Matei Victor PALCAU (ROU) 6-2 6-3, F: Saba PURTSELADZE (GEO) 6-3 2-6 6-2 TITLE!!! ; Luxembourg, Luxembourg, WTA International, BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, 250 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Tatjana MARIA (GER) 6-2 7-5, 2R: Julia GOERGES (GER) 1-6 4-6; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO) 6-7(3) 6-3 4-.

Moscow, Russia, WTA Premier, VTB Kremlin Cup, 932 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) 6-4 7-6(1), 2R: Alize CORNET (FRA) 3-6 7-5 6-4, QF: Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3, SF: Johanna KONTA (GBR) 6-4 6-3, F: Ons JABEUR (TUN) 2-6 7-5(4) 6-4!!! SINGLES TITLE!!! ; Osaka, Japan, junior ITF, Osaka Mayor's Cup - World Super Junior Tennis Championships 2018, Grade A, hard, outdoor: 1R, Pavel SHUMEIKO (UKR) - Shoei MIZUGUCHI (JPN) 6-2 6-0, 2R: Ryuhei AZUMA (JPN) 2-6 2-6; Yerevan, Armenia, junior ITF, Autumn Cup, Grade 5, clay, outdoor: 1R, Oleksiy SHESTAKOV (UKR) - Eremey KOTSELYUK (RUS) 6-1 4-6 6-0, 2R: Nikita FIALTOV (RUS) 6-2 6-1, QF: Henadzi HRABAVETS (BLR) 3-6 6-2 6-1, SF: Matei Victor PALCAU (ROU) 6-2 6-3, F: Saba PURTSELADZE (GEO) 6-3 2-6 6-2 TITLE!!! ; Luxembourg, Luxembourg, WTA International, BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, 250 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Tatjana MARIA (GER) 6-2 7-5, 2R: Julia GOERGES (GER) 1-6 4-6; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Dalila JAKUPOVIC (SLO) 6-7(3) 6-3 4-.

Kasatkina in doubles final, Svitolina in singles semi at Kremlin Cup

Daria Kasatkina, Kremlin Cup

Prestigious Kremlin Cup in Moscow was very successful for our players from EMPIRE Tennis Academy. Elina Svitolina reached the singles semi-final and Daria Kasatkina played in the doubles final.

Very well-known Kremlin Cup was played in Moscow with total prize money of 800 000 USD. Daria Kasatkina did not defend her points from last year, when she reached the singles semi-final. In the quarterfinal, she lost against German Georges but in the doubles, partnering Australian Daria Gavrilova they played in the final. There they lost against the Czech Hlavackova/Hradecka in three sets 6-4, 0-6, 7-10. 
Elina Svitolina also showed great form at the end of the season. She lost in the semifinal with Svetlana Kuznetsova 1-6, 7-6(2), 4-6.

Moscow, Russia, Kremlin Cup, WTA Premier, 823 888 USD, hard, indoor: 
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) [8] 
1R: Belinda BENCIC (SUI) 6-4 6-1 
2R: Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) 6-4 6-1
QF: Julia GOERGES (GER) 5-7 1-6   
Doubles partnering: Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS) 
1R: Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) [1] / Elena VESNINA (RUS) [1] 6-3 4-6 [10-6] 
QF: Lyudmyla KICHENOK (UKR) / Nadiia KICHENOK (UKR) 6-2 6-2 
SF: Paula KANIA (POL) / Danka KOVINIC (MNE) 6-2 6-4 
F: Andrea HLAVACKOVA (CZE) [2] / Lucie HRADECKA (CZE) [2] 6-4, 0-6, 7-10  

Elina Svitolina (UKR) [4] 
1R: BYE 
2R: Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) 6-2 6-2
QF: Ana KONJUH (CRO) [LL] 6-1 6-1
SF: Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) [1] [WC] 1-6, 7-6(2), 4-6

Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) [WC]
Qualification, Round 1: Elitsa KOSTOVA (BUL) 6-0 6-4 
Qualification, Round 2: Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR) [4] 6-2 6-3
Qualification, Round 3: Nadia PODOROSKA (ARG) 6-2 6-1
Main Draw: Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) [Q] 
Round 1: Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) 4-6 6-1 7-6(10) 
Round 2: Ana KONJUH (CRO) [LL] WALKOVER  

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