Russia’s Daria Kasatkina has pulled world’s attention after winning straight-sets against world’s number one Angelique Kerber at the Sydney International.
The 19-year-old won 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in 92 minutes, allowing her to advance into the quarterfinals.
When asked about her feelings following the biggest win in her career, Kasatkina said, “Difficult to explain because I beat the number one in the world and it doesn’t happen every day. I think I got some confidence.”
FIRST Top 5 win!
— WTA (@WTA) January 10, 2017
Kasatkina is set to play with Australia’s Daria Gavrilova and Johanna Konta in the upcoming matches.
Kerber said while the loss was regrettable, she expected a better performance at the Australian Open next week in Melbourne.
The first matches of the year are always tough, and I’m still not feeling my rhythm,” Kerber told the press. “I made too many mistakes. I was not feeling the ball. It’s tough, but I think it was still good to have a match before going to Melbourne.”