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San Jose Open: Kasatkina makes quarter-finals, dismantling Townsend

Daria Kasatkina won against Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday evening. She’ll play the winner of the match between American lucky loser Caroline Dolehide and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the No 4 seed, in the next round

Daria Kasatkina Daria Kasatkina at Roland-Garros in 2022 (Panoramic/Chryslene Caillaud)

Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 7 seed, defeated American qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the San Jose Open at San Jose State University Tennis Center on Wednesday.

Kasatkina, ranked No 12, will face the winner of the match between American lucky loser Caroline Dolehide and Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the No 4 seed, next.

Ahead of her victory, the Russian won against Kazakh Elena Rybakina (1-6, 6-2, 6-0), who played her first match since her Wimbledon triumph.

Townsend, ranked No 316 and now a mother coming back on the Tour, beat Australian qualifier Storm Sanders (6-1, 6-4) in the previous round.

San Jose WTA 500, other second-round matches (San Jose State University Tennis Center, hard, USD 757.900, most recent results first):

  • Ons Jabeur vs. Madison Keys
  • Coco Gauff vs. Naomi Osaka
  • Caroline Dolehide vs. Aryna Sabalenka
  • Claire Liu vs. Veronika Kudermetova
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Shelby Rogers
  • Elizabeth Mandlik vs. Paula Badosa
  • Amanda Anisimova beat Karolina Pliskova (8): 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
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