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Third title for Kasatkina

The Russian Daria Kasatkina, 75th player in the world, won the first edition of the Phillip Island Trophy, at the expense of the Czech Marie Bouzkova, 50th player in the world and seeded No. 13, in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and 2h10 of play.

She had been waiting for this since October 15, 2018. The Russian Daria Kasatkina, 75th player in the world, has a third title on her record, after Charleston in 2017 and Moscow in 2018, in six finals played (Charleston 2017, Moscow 2017, Dubai 2018, Indian Wells 2018, Moscow 2018, Melbourne 2021), by winning the first edition of the Phillip Island Trophy, a WTA 250 tournament played on hard, on the Melbourne side in Australia. To achieve her goals, the Russian beat, in the final, the Czech Marie Bouzkova, 50th player in the world and seeded No. 13, in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-2) and 2h10 of play .

However, everything had started badly for Kasatkina. Indeed, the Czech, who was playing her second final there, after Monterrey in 2020, but who will therefore still have to wait before opening her record, led 6-4, 2-1, before therefore totally collapsing. In the physically tough, Bouzkova then lost, initially, the last five games of the second round (6-2).

If you also add up with the start of the third and final round, that’s eight games in a row, in all. Led then 3-0, the higher ranked of the two managed to stop the bleeding, but the damage was done. After winning her only service game of the round (5-2), the 50th player in the world then lost, on a final shutout (6-2).

PHILLIP ISLAND TROPHY, MELBOURNE (Australia, WTA 250, hard, € 194,105)
First edition

Final
Kasatkina (RUS) beats Bouzkova (RTC, n ° 13): 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Semi-finals
Kasatkina (RUS) beats Collins (USA, # 8): 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-1
Bouzkova (RTC, n ° 13) beats Andreescu (CAN, # 2, WC): 6-7 (9), 6-2, 7-5

Quarter-finals
Collins (USA, n ° 8) beats Peterson (SUE, # 16): 6-1, 6-2
Kasatkina (RUS) beats Martic (CRO, n ° 4): 6-0, 6-4
Bouzkova (RTC, n ° 13) beats Teichmann (SUI): 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Andreescu (CAN, n ° 2, WC) beats Begu (ROU): 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5)

8th finals
Peterson (SUE, n ° 16) beats Gadecki (AUS, WC): 7-5, 6-3
Collins (USA, n ° 8) beats Doi (JAP): 6-4, 6-2
Martic (CRO, n ° 4) beats Birrell (AUS, WC): 6-1, 6-3
Kasatkina (RUS) beats Pavlyuchenkova (RUS, n ° 7): 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Teichmann (SUI) beats Tig (ROU): 6-3, 3-3, retirement
Bouzkova (RTC, n ° 13) beats Da Silva Fick (AUS, LL): 6-1, 6-1
Begu (ROU) beats Q.Wang (CHN, # 5): 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-1
Andreescu (CAN, n ° 2, WC) beats Diyas (KAZ): 6-1, retirement

2nd round
Gadecki (AUS, WC) beats Kenin (USA, # 1, WC): 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4
Peterson (SUE, n ° 16) beats Minnen (BEL): 7-5, 6-3
Doi (JAP) beats Sorribes Tormo (ESP): package
Collins (USA, n ° 8) beats Lepchenko (USA, Q): 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3

Martic (CRO, n ° 4) beats Marino (CAN, Q): 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Birrell (AUS, WC) beats Raina (IND, Q): 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Kasatkina (RUS) beats Gracheva (RUS): 6-4, 6-3
Pavlyuchenkova (RUS, n ° 7) beats Tomljanovic (AUS): 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Teichmann (SUI) beats Niculescu (ROU, LL): 6-2, 6-2
Tig (ROU) beats Jones (GBR, Q): 6-1, 6-4
Bouzkova (RTC, n ° 13) beat Zhu (CHN): 6-4, 6-2
Da Silva Fick (AUS, LL) beats Sasnovich (BIE): 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (6)

Q.Wang (CHN, n ° 5) beats Inglis (AUS): 6-4, 6-2
Begu (ROU) beats Blinkova (RUS): 6-3, 6-2
Diyas (KAZ) beats Bogdan (ROU): 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Andreescu (CAN, n ° 2, WC) beats Brengle (USA): 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3

1st round
Kenin (USA, # 1, WC) – Bye
Gadecki (AUS, WC) bat Aiava (AUS, WC): 6-4, 6-4
Minnen (BEL) beats Babos (HON): 6-2, 6-2
Peterson (SUE, n ° 16) beats Potapova (RUS): 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Doi (JAP) beats Garcia (FRA, n ° 10): 7-5, 6-3
Sorribes Tormo (ESP) beats Samsonova (RUS): 6-7 (6), 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Lepchenko (USA, Q) beats Hibino (JAP): 6-3, 6-0 retirement
Collins (USA, n ° 8) – Bye

Martic (CRO, n ° 4) – Bye
Marino (CAN, Q) beats Barthel (ALL, Q): 6-4, 6-3
Raina (IND, Q) beats Cocciaretto (ITA): 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Birrell (AUS, WC) beats Cornet (FRA, n ° 15): 6-2, 7-5

Gracheva (RUS) beats Stephens (USA, # 9): 6-2, 6-2
Kasatkina (RUS) beats Boulter (GBR): 6-4, 6-2
Tomljanovic (AUS) beats Cabrera (AUS, Q): 6-3, 6-4
Pavlyuchenkova (RUS, n ° 7) – Bye

Zhang (CHN, n ° 6) – Bye
Teichmann (SUI) beats Buzarnescu (ROU, Q): 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3
Tig (ROU) beats Tsurenko (UKR, Q): 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Jones (GBR, Q) beats Zheng (CHN, # 11): 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Bouzkova (RTC, n ° 13) beats Kovinic (MNE): 3-6, 5-0 retirement
Zhu (CHN) beats Errani (ITA): 6-2, 6-3
Sasnovich (BIE) beats Davis (USA): 6-3, 6-2
Konta (GBR, n ° 3) – Bye

Q.Wang (CHN, n ° 5) – Bye
Inglis (AUS) beats Rakhmova (RUS, Q): 6-3, 6-3
Blinkova (RUS) beats Petkovic (ALL): 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4
Begu (ROU) beats Podoroska (ARG, n ° 12): 6-3, 6-3

Bogdan (ROU) beats Sevastova (LET, n ° 14): 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Diyas (KAZ) beats McHale (USA): 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Brengle (USA) beats Y. Wang (CHN): 6-3, 6-4
Andreescu (CAN, n ° 2, WC) – Bye