Singapore, BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, 7 000 000 USD, hard, indoor: Red Group, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) ?-?, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Simona HALEP (ROU) ?-?, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Caroline GARCIA (FRA) ?-?; Moscow, Russia, WTA Premier, VTB Kremlin Cup, 790 208 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) 7-6(2), 6-1, 2R: Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-3, QF: Aliaksandra SOSNOVICH (BLR) 6-4 6-3, SF: Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) 6-2 6-3, F: Julia GOERGES (GER) 1-6 2-6; Moscow, Russia, ATP 250, VTB Kremlin Cup, 823 600 USD, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Jiri VESELY (CZE) - Thomas FABBIANO (ITA)/Dudi SELA (ISR) 6-1 7-6(5), QF: Max MIRNYI (BLR)/Philipp OSWALD (AUT) walkover; Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK (CHI)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) - Ricardas BERANKIS (LTU)/Andreas SEPPI (ITA) 6-2 6-4, QF: Damir DZUMHUR (BIH)/Antonio SANCIC (CRO) 4-6 6-7(4); Cali, Colombia, ATP Challenger, Milo Open, 50 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Maxime JANVIER (FRA) 2-6 6-4 6-3, 2R: Federico CORIA (ARG) 6-3 6-0, QF: Jaume MUNAR (ESP) 6-3 3-6 6-1, SF: Guilherme CLEZAR (BRA) 6-7(5) 3-6, Doubles, 1R, MARTIN/Jozef KOVALIK (SVK) - Franco AGAMENONE (ARG)/Fernando ROMBOLI (BRA) 4-6 6-3 7-10; Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, ITF Womens Circuit, Soho Square Egypt F29 Women's Future, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor:, 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Karolayne ALEXANDRE DA ROSA (BRA) 6-1 3-6 6-3, 2R: Jelena STAJANOVIC (AUS) 6-1 7-5, QF: Paulina JASTRZEBSKA (POL) 6-1 6-0, SF: Sandra SAMIR (EGY) 6-2 6-7(3) 4-6; Kuching, Malaysia, ITF Futures, ITF Men's Pro Circuit, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Suraj PRABODH (IND) 3-6 4-6.

Singapore, BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, 7 000 000 USD, hard, indoor: Red Group, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) ?-?, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Simona HALEP (ROU) ?-?, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Caroline GARCIA (FRA) ?-?; Moscow, Russia, WTA Premier, VTB Kremlin Cup, 790 208 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) 7-6(2), 6-1, 2R: Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) 6-2 6-3, QF: Aliaksandra SOSNOVICH (BLR) 6-4 6-3, SF: Irina-Camelia BEGU (ROU) 6-2 6-3, F: Julia GOERGES (GER) 1-6 2-6; Moscow, Russia, ATP 250, VTB Kremlin Cup, 823 600 USD, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Jiri VESELY (CZE) - Thomas FABBIANO (ITA)/Dudi SELA (ISR) 6-1 7-6(5), QF: Max MIRNYI (BLR)/Philipp OSWALD (AUT) walkover; Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK (CHI)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) - Ricardas BERANKIS (LTU)/Andreas SEPPI (ITA) 6-2 6-4, QF: Damir DZUMHUR (BIH)/Antonio SANCIC (CRO) 4-6 6-7(4); Cali, Colombia, ATP Challenger, Milo Open, 50 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Maxime JANVIER (FRA) 2-6 6-4 6-3, 2R: Federico CORIA (ARG) 6-3 6-0, QF: Jaume MUNAR (ESP) 6-3 3-6 6-1, SF: Guilherme CLEZAR (BRA) 6-7(5) 3-6, Doubles, 1R, MARTIN/Jozef KOVALIK (SVK) - Franco AGAMENONE (ARG)/Fernando ROMBOLI (BRA) 4-6 6-3 7-10; Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, ITF Womens Circuit, Soho Square Egypt F29 Women's Future, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor:, 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Karolayne ALEXANDRE DA ROSA (BRA) 6-1 3-6 6-3, 2R: Jelena STAJANOVIC (AUS) 6-1 7-5, QF: Paulina JASTRZEBSKA (POL) 6-1 6-0, SF: Sandra SAMIR (EGY) 6-2 6-7(3) 4-6; Kuching, Malaysia, ITF Futures, ITF Men's Pro Circuit, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Suraj PRABODH (IND) 3-6 4-6.

Daria Kasatkina has defeated world number one Angelique Kerber at WTA Sydney

Daria Kasatkina who is coached by Vladimir Platenik, Member of an EMPIRE Trnava Tennis Academy, has overwhelmed the WTA ranked world number one, Angelique Kerber at a prestigious tournament in Sydney. 

The Apia International Sydney is held in Sydney, Australia before the Australian Open which is the first Grand Slam of the year.  The WTA Premier Tournament has funding of $776 000 USD.
Daria Kasatkina defeated Hungarian Timea Babos in the first round in a dramatic duel and then in the second round overwhelmed German player Angelique Kerber 7-6(5), 6-2.
It is interesting that Elina Svitolina, another Member of the Empire Tennis Academy, achieved very similar result last week at WTA event in Brisbane, she also defeated last year's winner of the Australian Open and the US Open.

Sydney, Australia, Apia International Sydney, WTA Premier, 776 000 USD, hard, outdoor:
Daria Kasatkina (RUS)

1st round: Timea BABOS (HUN) 3-6 6-4 6-2
2nd round: Angelique KERBER (GER) 7-6(5), 6-2!
3rd round: Johanna KONTA (GBR) 3-6 5-7
Doubles with: Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS)
1st round: Liezel HUBER (USA) / Maria SANCHEZ (USA) 1-6, 6-4, 10-7

QF: Andreja KLEPAC (SLO)/Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ (ESP) w.o.

Photos by: 
Martin Sidorjak, www.empire-tennis-academy.com

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