Kasatkina Couldn’t Finish the Match against Azarenko Due to her Injury
OREANDA-NEWS. Daria Kasatkina, The Russian tennis player and the 74th racket of the world, could not finish the match of the 1/8 finals of the tournament in Rome against Victoria Azarenko, the well-known tennis-player of Belarus. Daria was hurt almost at the beginning of this meeting.
The match was interrupted in a tie-break in the first set when Daria accidentally twisted her ankle and fell. It is noted that the rival of the Russian tennis-player immediately brought her some ice, and also told her words of support. As Daria herself wrote in her Twitter, Victoria “was a sweetheart comforting her”. She appreciated such good sportsmanship and thanked her rival.
In total, this tennis match lasted an hour and 16 minutes. During this time, Kasatkina made three double mistakes and implemented four break points out of ten, while Azarenko, who is 14th in the WTA rankings, has two double faults and four breaks out of six realized.
After the incident at the match, Azarenko reached the quarterfinals of the tournament, where she will be playing against the Spanish tennis-player Garbinier Mugurusa.