Daria Kasatkina saves 4 match points and advances to the third round of Wuhan Open

September 25, 2018

Dasha defeated the reigning champion of the Junior US Open Xiyu Wang in the second round of Wuhan: 6-1 3-6 7-6(8).

The match had lasted for 2 hours and 6 minutes whereas Dasha served an ace, made four double faults and won six break points on her opponent's serve. Dasha was 2-5 down in the decisive set but managed to win four games in a row. The Chinese broke Dasha's serve in the twelfth game and the winner was decided at the tie-break during which Dasha saved 4 match points.

Dasha's opponent in the third round is the World No. 31 from Slovakia Dominica Cibulkova. The players met once and Dasha defeated the Slovakian back in 2016.

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