The 14th racket of the world, Russian Daria Kasatkina, defeated Polka Magdalena Frech, who occupies the 180th line of the WTA rating, at the start of the tournament in Dubai – 6/3, 3/6, 6/4.
The meeting lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. During this time, 21-year-old Kasatkina completed two aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold seven break points, and her peer from Poland filed twice, made two double mistakes and made six breaks.
Previously, the athletes did not meet each other. In the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Kasatkina will play with American Sofia Kenin or Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu.