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Adelaide International 2: Kasatkina advances to last four, defeating Kvitova
Daria Kasatkina defeated Petra Kvitova 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Thursday
Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 5 seed, reached the last four of the Adelaide International 2 by beating Czech Petra Kvitova, the No 12 seed, 6-3, 7-6 (3) at the Memorial Drive Tennis Park on Thursday night.
Kasatkina, ranked No 8, will face the winner of the match between Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, the No 11 seed, and Spaniard Paula Badosa, the No 9 seed, next.
In the previous rounds of the Adelaide 2 tournament, the Russian won against Czech Barbora Krejcikova (6-2, 7-5) ahead of her victory. Kvitova, ranked No 16, won against Kazakh Elena Rybakina (6-3, 7-5) and Chinese qualifier Qinwen Zheng (7-6 (6) ret.).
Adelaide WTA 500, other quarter-finals matches (Memorial Drive Tennis Park, hard, USD 780.637, most recent results first):
- Caroline Garcia vs. Belinda Bencic : Thursday in Adelaide
- Danielle Collins vs. Veronika Kudermetova : Thursday in Adelaide
- Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Paula Badosa : Thursday in Adelaide