The tenth racket of the world, Russian Daria Kasatkina, lost to Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich, occupying the 33rd line of the WTA rating, with a score of 1/6, 4/6 at the start of the Sydney tournament.
The match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes. During this time, 21-year-old Kasatkina performed one ace, made four wrong mistakes when serving and sold two break points, and 24-year-old Sasnovich filed three times, made four double mistakes and made five breaks. Now the score in personal meetings was 3: 3.
In the second round of the Sydney International competition, Sosnovich will face off with Australian Priscilla Hon, who defeated German Tatjana Maria with a score of 6/3, 7/6 (4).