Roland Garros, 🇫🇷🐌 R3 Preview + Prediction
(3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs (26) 🇷🇺 Daria Kasatkina
Tournament favourite Simona Halep will face her first big test of the event when she comes up against talented young Russian Daria Kasatkina in the third round on Saturday in Paris. Simona Halep had some injury concerns surrounding her Roland Garros campaign but has looked comfortable enough early in the tournament as she has cruised through her opening few matches. Daria Kasatkina also had some injury concerns heading into the event after being forced to retire injured in Rome. Kasatkina has had to work slightly harder for her first two wins but has still come through her first few matches in straight sets to set up a clash with Halep.
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🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, R1 Preview:
🇩🇰 (10) Caroline Wozniacki vs 🇷🇺 Daria Kasatkina
An exciting opening round clash in Dubai features last week’s Doha finalist Caroline Wozniacki up against the rising Daria Kasatkina, the first career meeting between the pair. Wozniacki will arrive in Dubai with winning form on her side after reaching the Doha final but will only have a few days to adjust to the conditions. Kasatkina also had a good week in Doha, defeating the top seeded Angelique Kerber on route to the final 8. This should be a great match between two in form players, expect to see a lot of long rallies in this one!
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Apia International, Sydney Quarter-Final #1
Daria Kasatkina vs (6) Johanna Konta
Daria Kasatkina and Johanna Konta will meet for the first occasion on Wednesday when they meet at the quarter-final stage of the Apia International in Sydney. Kasatkina and Konta both rocketed up the rankings in 2017 and will both enter this clash full of confidence after meaningful straight set victories on Tuesday.
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Apia International, Sydney R2 Preview
(1) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇷🇺 Daria Kasatkina
Angelique Kerber begins her Apia International campaign on Tuesday with a tricky second round clash against Daria Kasatkina. The top seeded German received a bye into the second round having arrived in Sydney on the back of a disappointing quarter-final loss to Elina Svitolina in Brisbane. It is important for Kerber to get wins under her belt this week in Sydney as she aims to be as prepared as possible to defend her title at Melbourne Park next week.
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Brisbane International R2: 🐨
(5) 🇪🇸 Garbine Muguruza vs 🇷🇺 Daria Kasatkina
Tuesday night on Pat Rafter Arena features a blockbuster second round clash between Garbine Muguruza and Daria Kasatkina at the Brisbane International. Muguruza came through an extremely tight opening round match with Sam Stosur, saving two match points on route to victory. The Spaniard will be hoping for a more conventional victory on Tuesday night, but Kasatkina is one of the tour’s most exciting young prospects and will provide good resistance.
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