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Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki falls to Daria Kasatkina in St. Petersburg quarters

Kasatkina came back from a break down to win the first set in a tiebreaker before speeding to a 3-0 lead over the top-ranked Wozniacki in the second set.

Published: 03rd February 2018 04:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2018 04:51 AM   |  A+A-

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball to Daria Kasatkina of Russia during the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy-2018 tennis tournament match in St.Petersburg, Russia. | AP

By Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG: Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki's lost to Daria Kasatkina 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Friday.

Kasatkina came back from a break down to win the first set in a tiebreaker before speeding to a 3-0 lead over the top-ranked Wozniacki in the second set.

The eighth-seeded Kasatkina, the last Russian left in the draw, will face France's Kristina Mladenovic in Saturday's semifinals. Mladenovic defeated Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-3.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic continued her strong wild-card run with a 6-0, 6-2 win over French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Kvitova's will face Julia Goerges of Germany, who defeated Russian qualifier Elena Rybakina 6-3, 6-3. 



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