Ex-first racket of the UK, and now commentator Sam Smith spoke about the expectations from the performance of the Russian Daria Kasatkina at a tournament in Sydney. “Daria completed last season perfectly. Her defeat at the start of the competition in Brisbane was a big surprise. However, her playing style is perfect for the courts in Sydney. She often uses rotation, and on this type of hard cut and twisted strikes give an advantage. The most important thing to control is the flight of the ball, and Kasatkina has everything in order with this, “the WTA press service quotes Smith as saying.