Paris, Roland Garros, grandslam, 39 000 000 €, clay, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Alja TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) ?-?, 1R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Kaia KANEPI (EST) ?-?; 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - qualifier ?-?; 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Jessika PONCHET (FRA) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) ?-?; 1QR, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Karolina MUCHOVA (CZE) 6-4 6-4, 2QR: Diane PARRY (FRA) 7-6(6) 6-0, Qualifying Final: Magdalena FRECH (POL) 6-4 2-6 3-6; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR) 6-3 6-2, 2QR: Irina BARA (ROU) 6-4 4-6 1-6; 1QR, Anhelina KALININA (UKR) - Danielle LAO (USA) 6-2 6-1, 2QR: Barbora KREJCIKOVA (CZE) 6-3 3-6 3-6; 1QR, Andrej Martin (SVK) - Kevin KING (USA) 6-2 7-5, 2QR: Rogerio DUTRA SILVA (BRA) 2-6 0-6; Jerba, Tunisia, ITF Futures, Jerba Open 2018, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Nathan SEATEUN (FRA) 4-6 6-4 6-3, 2R: Constantin BITTOIUN KOUZMINE (FRA) 6-3 7-5, QF: Francesco VILARDO (ITA) 2-6 1-6; Strasbourg, France, WTA International, Internationaux de Strasbourg, 250 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Marina MELNIKOVA (RUS) 6-2 4-6 6-3, 2R: Su-Wei HSIEH (TPE) 2-6 3-6; Nurnberg, Germany, WTA International, NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup, 250 000 USD, clay, outddoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Veronica CEPEDE-ROYG (PAR) 3-6 4-6; Balatonalmadi, Hungary, ITF Futures, Balatonalmadi Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Matej MARUSCAK (SVK) 6-1 6-4, 2R: Samuel BENSOUSSAN (FRA) 1-6 4-6.

Paris, Roland Garros, grandslam, 39 000 000 €, clay, outdoor: 1R, Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) - Alja TOMLJANOVIC (AUS) ?-?, 1R: Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Kaia KANEPI (EST) ?-?; 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - qualifier ?-?; 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Jessika PONCHET (FRA) ?-?; 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) ?-?; 1QR, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Karolina MUCHOVA (CZE) 6-4 6-4, 2QR: Diane PARRY (FRA) 7-6(6) 6-0, Qualifying Final: Magdalena FRECH (POL) 6-4 2-6 3-6; 1QR, Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) - Cagla BUYUKAKCAY (TUR) 6-3 6-2, 2QR: Irina BARA (ROU) 6-4 4-6 1-6; 1QR, Anhelina KALININA (UKR) - Danielle LAO (USA) 6-2 6-1, 2QR: Barbora KREJCIKOVA (CZE) 6-3 3-6 3-6; 1QR, Andrej Martin (SVK) - Kevin KING (USA) 6-2 7-5, 2QR: Rogerio DUTRA SILVA (BRA) 2-6 0-6; Jerba, Tunisia, ITF Futures, Jerba Open 2018, 15 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Nathan SEATEUN (FRA) 4-6 6-4 6-3, 2R: Constantin BITTOIUN KOUZMINE (FRA) 6-3 7-5, QF: Francesco VILARDO (ITA) 2-6 1-6; Strasbourg, France, WTA International, Internationaux de Strasbourg, 250 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Lucie SAFAROVA (CZE) - Marina MELNIKOVA (RUS) 6-2 4-6 6-3, 2R: Su-Wei HSIEH (TPE) 2-6 3-6; Nurnberg, Germany, WTA International, NÜRNBERGER Versicherungscup, 250 000 USD, clay, outddoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Veronica CEPEDE-ROYG (PAR) 3-6 4-6; Balatonalmadi, Hungary, ITF Futures, Balatonalmadi Open, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Matej MARUSCAK (SVK) 6-1 6-4, 2R: Samuel BENSOUSSAN (FRA) 1-6 4-6.

Daria Kasatkina knocks off No.1 Wozniacki in St. Petersburg

Russian Daria Kasatkina from EMPIRE Tennis Academy scored her second career win over a reigning World No.1 with a straight sets victory over Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals at the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy.

The lone Russian remaining at the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy scored a statement win on Friday afternoon, as Daria Kasatkina knocked off World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki to reach the semifinals, 7-6(2), 6-3. The No.8 seed scored her second career win over a reigning World No.1, having beaten Angelique Kerber when the German held the top spot last season in Sydney.

"I was trying to not over-pump myself - I have a few matches against Top 10, Top 15 players and I was over-motivated," Daria Kasatkina told WTA Insider after the match. "I was playing excellent in the first part of the first set, and then my focus went down, so I was just trying to keep myself on the same level. "I was just thinking it was a regular match, just regular quarterfinals of some tournament." The 20-year-old Russian repeats her run to the semifinals in St. Petersburg, having done so in last year's edition, and recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season with the upset.

Daria Kasatkina drew out 35 unforced error from the World No.1's racquet in the victory, as the usually reliable Wozniacki came off second-best to the Russian's variety in extended baseline exchanges. Her serve also came through for her for the majority of the tighest moments, as she served nearly 70% of her first serves in, and won over 65% of the points played behind both her first and second deliveries.

Daria Kasatkina faced defending champion and No.4 seed Kristina Mladenovic for a spot in the  final, who defeated Katerina Siniakova, 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Kasatkina lost to her 6-3 3-6 2-6.

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

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