DUBAI RESULTS. Superb Kasatkina blitzes Vikhlyantseva in the qualifications of the Dubai Duty Free Championships

DUBAI DUTY FREE CHAMPIONSHIPS - DUBAI RESULTS. Kasatkina thumps Vikhlyantseva to compete against Kristina Mladenovic in the qualifications

Prediction and head to head Daria Kasatkina vs. Natalia Vikhlyantseva

Daria Kasatkina powers past Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-3 6-2 in the qualifications in Dubai on Saturday after playing a solid match to come up against Kristina Mladenovic in the qualifications.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Darya won the set after she broke Natalia in the 6th (4-2) and in the 8th (5-3) game. Vikhlyantseva tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. However, Kasatkina refused to give way before winning the set 6-3.

2nd set.

Darya in this set stepped up in great fashion to overplay Natalia and without too much hustling she won 6-2 after breaking Vikhlyantseva in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (4-1) game.

A defining moment of this contest was when Darya won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.

1st
Kasatkina
Vikhlyantseva
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Kasatkina
Vikhlyantseva
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kasatkina scored 68 points vs. Natalia’s 53 points.

Kasatkina won this match even if she was far from perfect in converting her break points since she converted only 40% (4/10). On the other side, Vikhlyantseva was far from perfect in converting her break points (only 11%1/9). That was one of the key issues for her loss.

After this encounter, the head to head between Kasatkina and Vikhlyantseva is 2-1 for Darya.

Next Match H2H: Daria Kasatkina vs. Kristina Mladenovic – stats

Kasatkina will take on Mladenovic in the qualifications.

This will be the 3rd time that Daria Kasatkina and Kristina Mladenovic face off. The head to head is 2-0 for Mladenovic (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played each other, Mladenovic won 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the semifinal in St. Petersburg back in 2018.

Tennis Scores in Dubai

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