Daria Kasatkina advanced to the second round of the Granby Open on Monday. The tournament’s top seed came from a set down to defeat Greet Minnen, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2. The game was completed three minutes before three hours. A dozen double faults marred Kasatkina’s game and Kasatkina struggled heavily to win points on her second serve.
In the first set, she won 36% of her second serve points, which dropped to 25% in the deciding set. In the second set, he did reasonably better by winning 55% of his second serve points. Kasatkina dropped serve four times in the match and converted seven break points on the Belgian’s serve.
Of these seven, three came in the deciding first set, while in the second set Minnen lost serve once. In the second round, Kasatkina will play against Magdalena Frech. The Pole defeated Danka Kovinic, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in her first match on Sunday.
Granby Open: Good start for Jasmine Paolini
The second-best seed in the draw, third-seeded Jasmine Paolini, also advanced to the second round with a 7-6(6), 6-4 win over Japanese loser Himeno Sakatsume. The Italian needed an hour and 25 minutes to close the match.
Next up for Paolini is Rebecca Marino. Marino defeated her compatriot Victoria Mboko in a Canadian derby, 6-3, 6-3 in 63 minutes. Late in the Granby Open draw, ninth-seeded Daria Saville also made it to the second round.
The Australian defeated Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-3 in their first-round clash on Sunday. Saville needed an hour and 32 minutes to complete the match. Saville’s next opponent will be Canadian Katherine Sebov, who also won her first match on Sunday.
Sebov defeated Xinyu Wang in a match that forced her to come back from a set down, claiming a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory after two hours and nine minutes of play.