Budapest, Hungary, WTA International, 250 000 USD, Hungarian Ladies Open, hard, indoor: 1R, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS) ?-?; Bergamo, Italy, ATP Challenger, Internazionali di Tennis, €46,600 + H, hard, indoor: 1R, Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR) - Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Jay CLARKE (GBR) ?-?; Aktobe, Kazakhstan, ITF World Tennis Tour, Aktobe ITF International Tournament, 25 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) - Denis KLOK (RUS) 6-4 6-0, 2R: ?-?; Marseille, France, ATP 250, Open 13 Provence, €744,010, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/ Denys MOLCHANOV (UKR) - GRANOLLERS (ESP)/PAIRE (FRA) 6-4 7-6(5), QF: ?-?; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, WTA Premier 5, 2 828 000 USD,  Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, hard, outdoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Magdalena FRECH (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-4, 2R: Sofia KENIN (USA) 3-6 6-2 4-6.

Budapest, Hungary, WTA International, 250 000 USD, Hungarian Ladies Open, hard, indoor: 1R, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Natalia VIKHLYANTSEVA (RUS) ?-?; Bergamo, Italy, ATP Challenger, Internazionali di Tennis, €46,600 + H, hard, indoor: 1R, Uladzimir IGNATIK (BLR) - Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-4 6-4, 2R: Jay CLARKE (GBR) ?-?; Aktobe, Kazakhstan, ITF World Tennis Tour, Aktobe ITF International Tournament, 25 000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Artem DUBRIVNYY (RUS) - Denis KLOK (RUS) 6-4 6-0, 2R: ?-?; Marseille, France, ATP 250, Open 13 Provence, €744,010, hard, indoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/ Denys MOLCHANOV (UKR) - GRANOLLERS (ESP)/PAIRE (FRA) 6-4 7-6(5), QF: ?-?; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, WTA Premier 5, 2 828 000 USD,  Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, hard, outdoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Magdalena FRECH (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-4, 2R: Sofia KENIN (USA) 3-6 6-2 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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