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Russian tennis player Darya Kasatkina reached the final of tournament of Female tennis Association (WTA) in Indian wells. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
In the semifinals, the athlete defeated American Venus Williams with the score 4:6, 6:4, 7:5. Tennis players spent on the court 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Rival the Russians in the final match will be 20-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan. In the 1/2 final Japanese beat the first racket of the world Romanian Simon Halep. The final will take place on March 18.
Kasatkina and Williams for the third time met on the court. The first match between the tennis players went to the tournament in Auckland new Zealand in January 2016, then the victory was won by a Russian. In June of the same year, they met in the third round of Wimbledon, where he beat American athlete.
The tournament in Indian wells — the most prestigious tournaments after the Grand slam and the Final tournament WTA. The prize Fund is $ 8 million. 20-year-old Kasatkina for the first time in his career he reached the finals of the competition.
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