Mostar, Bosnia, junior ITF, Mostar Open 18&U 2018, Grade 4, clay, outdoor:1R, Janos FEKETE (SVK) - Sava RADOVIC (SRB) 6-2 6-2, 2R: Luka PULJIC (BIH) 6-1 4-6 6-1, QF: Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB) 6-3 6-1, SF: Filip Jeff PLANINSEK (SLO) 6-7(4) 6-0 6-4, F: Filip MISOLIC (AUT) 1-6 1-6; Wuhan, China, WTA Premier 5, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, 2 746 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R: Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 4-6 6-2 1-6; 1R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) 6-4 7-5, 2R: Xiyu WANG (CHN) ?-?; 1R: Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Kiki BERTENS (NED) 3-6 6-4 2-6; Tashkent, Uzbekistan, WTA International, Tashkent Open, 250 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Fiona FERRO (FRA) ?-?; Valencia, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, Valencia $60,000, clay, outdoor: 1R, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) ?-?.

 

Mostar, Bosnia, junior ITF, Mostar Open 18&U 2018, Grade 4, clay, outdoor:1R, Janos FEKETE (SVK) - Sava RADOVIC (SRB) 6-2 6-2, 2R: Luka PULJIC (BIH) 6-1 4-6 6-1, QF: Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB) 6-3 6-1, SF: Filip Jeff PLANINSEK (SLO) 6-7(4) 6-0 6-4, F: Filip MISOLIC (AUT) 1-6 1-6; Wuhan, China, WTA Premier 5, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, 2 746 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - BYE, 2R: Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 4-6 6-2 1-6; 1R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Lesia TSURENKO (UKR) 6-4 7-5, 2R: Xiyu WANG (CHN) ?-?; 1R: Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Kiki BERTENS (NED) 3-6 6-4 2-6; Tashkent, Uzbekistan, WTA International, Tashkent Open, 250 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Fiona FERRO (FRA) ?-?; Valencia, Spain, ITF Womens Circuit, Valencia $60,000, clay, outdoor: 1R, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) ?-?.

 

Wimbledon 2018: Kasatkina advanced to the quarterfinals

The Russian No.14 Daria Kasatkina from EMPIRE Tennis Academy seed discusses how her strong showing at the 2018 French Open has bolstered her belief about performing on the biggest stages. She advanced to the fourth round  when she beat Ashleigh Barty from Australia (7-5, 6-3). She won also against Van Uytvanck 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 and face dAngelique Kerber from Germany in the Quarter-finals. She lost 3-6 5-7.

Daria Kasatkina came from a set and a break down to make her second consecutive major quarterfinal with a three-set win over Alison Van Uytvanck. Having made her major quarterfinal debut at Roland Garros last month, No.14 seed Daria Kasatkina has immediately backed it up with her second at Wimbledon, coming from a set down to defeat the unseeded Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2 in a high-quality, variety-heavy encounter.

The pair had met for the first time in the second round of Eastbourne in the week before The Championships, with Kasatkina gradually taking control after losing a tight first set to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 - and today's match would see a similar pattern reprised.

Kasatkina: It's mental

Once Daria Kasatkina was happy just to have been in the main draw of the majors. No more. After her run at the 2018 French Open, where she reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final, the 21-year-old Russian now trusts in her game like never before, and so considers herself to be a contender for the Venus Rosewater Dish.

“It's mental. I broke the wall. Before, you come to a tournament just to play. And now I feel as though I can go further into tournaments and that I can really compete on the big stages. That's the big difference,” Daria Kasatkina said while sitting on a wooden bench at the Wimbledon practice courts. 

“My run in Paris gives me confidence - now I feel as though I can do more, and that's very important. That's the most important thing in our sport. Can I win Wimbledon? Of course, that's my goal to win all the big tournaments. Maybe it happens this year, maybe next year or maybe in a few years, but I will do everything I can to make that possible. That's why I am playing,” said Daria Kasatkina, the No.14 seed, who faced Australia's Ashleigh Barty in the third round on Saturday. She beat her 7-5 6-3 and she will play against Alison Van Uytvanck from Belgium.

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