23/08/2018 – Daria Kasatkina is 11th in the World Rankings.
On Thursday, the main draw was made for singles at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season: Timi’s opponent will be the 11th seed Daria Kasatkina.
The 25-year old Hungarian player is 40th in the latest World Rankings.
Kasatkina, (born: 7 May, 1997), is 11th on the WTA Tour list, the best position ever in her career. So far, the Russian player has won 1 WTA and 7 ITF tournaments. This year she was finalist in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, 2 623 485 USD, hard court) and in Indian Wells (United States, 8 648 508 USD, hard court), she reached the quarter-final at the Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
The two players have met once: last season in Sydney Kasatkina won 3:6, 6:4, 6:2.
The Russian player reached the 4th round in 2017 at the US Open, this is her best result ever in New York. In 2016, Timi won two matches, her best performance so far at the last Grand Slam event of the season. A year ago, the Hungarian player wins against Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic 7:5, 5:7, 7:5 and in the second round lost against Russian Maria Sharapova (6:7, 6:4, 6:1).