OZEE - Entertainment Now
Watch LIVE Cricket FREE.
Install

Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina eliminates world No.1 Angelique Kerber in Sydney

Share this:

World No.1 Angelique Kerber’s build-up for next week’s Australian Open suffered a big blow as she was defeated in straight sets to Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the Sydney International on Tuesday.

19-year-old Kasatkina booked a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament by winning 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 against two-time grand slam winner Kerber.

“It’s difficult to explain really. I beat the number one in the world and it doesn’t happen every day,” Kasatkina said in the interview.

“I think I will get some confidence,” she said referring to the year’s first grand slam, starting on Monday in Melbourne.

While Kerber was ousted, sixth-seeded Johanna Konta succeeded and made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

The Briton battled a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova in 81 minutes. She will face Kerber’s conqueror Kasatkina in the last-eight clash.

“I knew going into the match it was going to be an incredibly tough one, she’s one of the best fighters on tour,” Konta said.   

Other News

View All