Rybakina overcomes Kasatkina in epic quarter-finals battle at Canadian Open

Elena Rybakina’s sensational victory over Daria Kasatkina in a marathon quarter-finals match at the Canadian Open showcases her determination and resilience. Read about the thrilling clash that lasted over three hours.

No.3 seed Elena Rybakina demonstrated her resilience by saving a match point and outlasting No.10 seed Daria Kasatkina in an intense and gripping quarter-finals match at the Canadian Open in Montreal.

In a thrilling encounter that lasted nearly three-and-a-half hours, Rybakina emerged victorious with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(8) scoreline. The match was a true battle of endurance and determination, as both players fought fiercely for every point.

The late-night clash, which concluded just moments before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, added to the drama of the tournament, which had already seen a series of lengthy and closely contested matches earlier in the day.


Rybakina’s victory marks her fourth consecutive win in WTA 1000 quarterfinals in the year 2023. Her impressive performance has made her a standout player in these high-level tournaments, having accumulated 22 wins in WTA 1000 events this season.

Known for her powerful serve, Rybakina added to her season’s tally of aces by firing seven more during this match, bringing her total to 370 for the year.

Throughout the match, both Rybakina and Kasatkina managed to break each other’s serve a total of 10 times, showcasing the intense competition and the determination of both players to gain the upper hand.

Rybakina’s victory has set up a semifinal encounter with No.15 seed Liudmila Samsonova. Despite Rybakina’s impressive record, Samsonova holds the advantage in their head-to-head battles, having won their previous two meetings, including a match in Montreal two years ago.

Elena Rybakina’s triumph over Daria Kasatkina is a testament to her fighting spirit and her ability to deliver standout performances in challenging and high-stakes matches.


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