Wimbledon Champion Elena Rybakina Loses To Daria Kasatkina at WTA San Jose Event


Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan misplaced to seventh seed Daria Kasatkina on Monday in a first-round match on the WTA San Jose hardcourt event.

World quantity 12 Kasatkina received 11 of the final 12 video games to win 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 in Rybakina’s debut match since profitable her first main title.


Kasatkina will subsequent play American Taylor Townsend, who eradicated Australian Storm Sanders 6-1, 6-4 on the US Open hardcourt tuneup occasion.

After Twenty third-ranked Rybakina rolled via the opening set in 35 minutes, Kasatkina dominated the ultimate two.

American Madison Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up, defeated China’s Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-2 to e book a second-round date in opposition to Tunisian Ons Jabeur, who misplaced to Rybakina in final month’s Wimbledon remaining.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, and American sixth seed Coco Gauff would meet in a second-round matchup if each win their openers on Tuesday.

Former world primary Osaka will face China’s Zheng Qinwen whereas 18-year-old Gauff, this yr’s French Open runner-up, meets Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine.

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Osaka, whose rating has slid to forty first, has not performed since shedding her first-round match on the French Open. She had suffered a proper ankle damage in a tuneup occasion at Madrid.

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