Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ITF Womens Circuit, Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, $100,000 + H USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-1, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 7-6(4) 6-2, SF: Sara ERRANI (ITA) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sabina SHARIPOVA (UBZ) 2-6 7-5 7-6(3), 2R: Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) 6-7(6) 4-5 retired; Islamabad, Pakistan, ITF Futures, Begum Kulsum Saifullah ITF Futures Championships, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Shahzad KHAN (PAK) 6-2 6-4, 2R: Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (ESP) 5-7 3-6.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ITF Womens Circuit, Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, $100,000 + H USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Tereza MARTINCOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-1, QF: Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 7-6(4) 6-2, SF: Sara ERRANI (ITA) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Sabina SHARIPOVA (UBZ) 2-6 7-5 7-6(3), 2R: Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL) 6-7(6) 4-5 retired; Islamabad, Pakistan, ITF Futures, Begum Kulsum Saifullah ITF Futures Championships, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Shahzad KHAN (PAK) 6-2 6-4, 2R: Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (ESP) 5-7 3-6.

Vladimir Platenik and Daria Kasatkina finished their co-operation by mutual agreement

EMPIRE Trnava Tennis Academy head-coach Vladimir Platenik and curently number 31 in the WTA rankings Daria Kasatkina finished their co-operation after the WTA tournament in Wuchan. Slovak head-coach brought the Russian tennis player to the greatest success in her career and is behind her move by more than 300 places up in the WTA rankings.

Daria Kasatkina's cooperation with Vladimir Platenik began in October 2014 at the TC EMPIRE Trnava, where step by step EMPIRE Trnava International Tennis Academy was created. Within one year she moved 300 places up in the WTA rankings thanks to the great cooperation there, in August 2016 she reached her Top placement – number 24 in the world rankings.
In the 2016 season, she reached the third round of Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. In the 2017 season she reached also third round of Roland Garros and got to fourth round at the US Open. In April 2017 she gained her first WTA singles title in Charleston, USA on green clay.
"By mutual agreement we have reached the decision to end the cooperation. Daria wants to continue with her practising at EMPIRE Tennis Academy in Trnava. I continue in the academy as head-coach and I will mainly focus on young Slovak players," said Vladimír Pláteník for www.empire-tennis-academy.com.
"I would like to thank Vladimir Platenik for great results he achieved with Daria in our Tennis Academy within those three years. Daria will remain a member of the EMPIRE Tennis Academy, will be preparing in Trnava and cooperation with Mr. Platenik remains within the scales of not her personal coach but the head-coach of the Academy," said Mr. Miroslav Hlavna, chairman of the Board of directors of TC Empire Trnava.
Kasatkina continues to be a member of the EMPIRE Trnava Tennis Academy, and she will be preparing for the next tournaments at the TC EMPIRE Trnava. She also confirmed she is interested to continue her work fitness coach Maros Molnar of the Molfit team.

 

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Milan Hutera, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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