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Ostrava Open: Kasatkina beats Raducanu, boosts WTA Finals hopes

The Russian sits in sixth place in the WTA Race, on course to qualify for the season-ending eight-woman event

Daria Kasatkina Ostrava 2022 CTK Photobank / Panoramic

Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 5 seed, defeated former US Open champion Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4 to move into the second round of the Ostrava Open at the Ostravar Aréna on Tuesday afternoon.

Kasatkina, ranked No 11, will face Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova next.

The victory boosts the Russian’s hopes of qualifying for the season-ending WTA Finals. She currently sits sixth in the WTA Race standings

Ostrava WTA 500, other first-round results (Ostravar Aréna, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):

  • Karolina Muchova vs. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  • Shelby Rogers vs. Barbora Krejcikova
  • Belinda Bencic vs. Eugenie Bouchard
  • Alycia Parks vs. Karolina Pliskova
  • Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Jelena Ostapenko (8): 6-2, 6-2
  • Catherine McNally (Q) beat Anna Blinkova (Q): 6-1, 6-2
  • Tereza Martincova (WC) beat Jil Teichmann: 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5)
  • Petra Kvitova (WC) beat Bernarda Pera (Q): 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
  • Elena Rybakina beat Madison Keys: 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova beat Victoria Azarenka: 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Ajla Tomljanovic (Q) beat Shuai Zhang: 6-3, 6-3
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