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: ?-?; 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: ?-?; 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.

US Open 2017 in progress, Kasatkina, Safarova & Svitolina reached 4th round

EMPIRE Trnava Tennis Academy members Daria Kasatkina , Lucie Safarova and Elina Svitolina are succesful at the last grand slam tournament of the year US OPEN in New York.

Daria Kasatkina coached by Vladimír Pláteník, Tunisian Ons Jabuer coached by Mislav Hizak, and also Elina Svitolina and Lucie Safarova, all of them play in the main draw of the US Open singles against their opponents for the first time.
Daria Kasatkina, who played in the first round Wang of China, altogether it was their 3rd encounter. They have played exactly 1 year ago here at US OPEN 2016 in New York when Chinese player was more successful. This time Kasatkina defeated her in 3 sets 6-7(7) 6-2 6-3 and then continued her winning strike when defeating Christina McHale of USA 7-5 and 6-3. 
She played then against Roland Garros 2017 winner Jelena Ostapenko of  Latvia, last time they played head to head at WTA Charleston when Daria Kasatkina reached her 1st WTA title. Kasatkina won 6-3 6-2 but then she lost to qualifier Kaia Kanepi from Estonia in 2 sets.
Elina Svitolina also reached 4th round when step by step she beat Czech Katerina Siniakova, Russian Evgeniya Rodina, Shelby Rogers and she lost in a battle royal to another American - Madison Keys in 2 sets 4-6 6-7(2).
Czech player Lucie Safarova defeated step by step Kontaveit of Estonia, two Japanese players Hibino and Nara. Then she lost to American player Coco Vandeweghe in the 4th round in two sets.

Both Safranek and Kozlova succesfull in the qualifying

Tournament in New York started previous week with singles qualifiers where Vaclav Safranek and Kateryna Kozlova played. Safranek defeated in the finals Sergei Stakhovsky of Ukraine, and also Kozlova defeated Slovak player Anna K. Schmiedlova in battle royal in 3 sets.
Kozlova overwhelmed in the MD 1st round Begu of Romania in 2 straight sets 6-2 and 7-6(7) but lost in the 2nd round to Sevastova of Latvia in straight sets.

New York, USA, Grand slam tournament, US Open 2017, $ 50.4 mil., hard, outdoors:

Daria KASATKINA (RUS)

1R: Qiang WANG (CHN) 6-7(7) 6-2 6-3

2R: Christina MCHALE (USA) 7-5 6-3

3R: Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) 6-3 6-2

4R: Kaia KANEPI (EST) 4-6 4-6

Elina SVITOLINA (UKR)

1R: Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) 6-0 6-7(5) 6-3

2R: Evgeniya RODINA (RUS) 6-4 6-4

3R: Shelby ROGERS (USA) 6-4 7-5

4R:: Madison KEYS (USA) 4-6 6-7(2)
Lucie ŠAFÁŘOVÁ (CZE)

1R: Anett KONTAVEIT (EST) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4

2R: Nao HIBINO (JPN) 6-1 3-6 6-2

3R: Kurumi NARA (JPN) 6-3 6-2

4R: CoCo VANDEWEGHE (USA) 4-6 6-7(2)

Ons JABEUR (TUN)

1R: Brienne MINOR (USA) 6-1 7-5

2R: Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) 6-7(6) 2-6

Václav ŠAFRÁNEK (CZE)
1QR: Daniel MASUR (GER) 7-6(5) 3-6 6-3
2QR: Yannick HANFMANN (GER) 2-6 6-4 7-5
FQR: Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR) 3-6 7-5 6-1
1R: Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 1-6 4-6 2-6

Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR)
1QR: Chloe PAQUET (FRA) 6-0 6-1
2QR: Fanny STOLLAR (HUN) 6-2 6-3
FQR: Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK) 6-7(1) 6-4 6-1
1R: Irina BEGU (ROM) 6-2 7-6(7)
2R: Anastasia SEVASTOVA (LAT) 4-6 4-6

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