Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Russian Kasatkina, Phillip Island tennis champion

Russian Daria Kasatkina, ranked 75 in the world, won the third title in her professional career after being crowned champion of the Australian Philippe Island tennis tournament, by beating world 50-ranked Czech Marie Bozkova 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Friday in the final match in Melbourne.

Kasatkina exploded the surprise in the semi-finals, by defeating Canadian Bianca Andreasco, ninth in the world, and Flushing Meadows champion in 2019.

And Kasatkina previously won the Charleston American tournament in 2017 at the expense of Latvian Yelena Ostapenko, and the Moscow tournament in 2018 at the expense of Tunisian Anas Jaber.

It is noteworthy that most of the ranked players in the Phillip Island tournament are the early knockers of the Australian Open tennis tournament currently in Melbourne.

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