Daria Kasatkina wins her opening match in Montreal and advances to her first clash with Sharapova

August 8, 2018

Dasha defeated the World No. 31 Maria Sakkari from Greece in the first round of WTA Premier 5 tournament in Montreal: 6-4 4-6 6-1.

The match had lasted for 2 hours and 16 minutes whereas Dasha managed to serve an ace, made eight double-faults and won eight out of seventeen break-points on her opponent’s serve. Dasha also has a 3-0 lead in her head-to-head record against the Greek. This year Dasha has already defeated Sakkari in the third round of Roland Garros.

Dasha’s opponent in the second round is the former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova, who is currently ranked 22. The Russian lost only three games to Cecile Karatantcheva in the first round.

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