MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina suffered a defeat on Monday to US opponent Sofia Kenin in the 2nd round of the WTA (Women Tennis Association) tournament in Dubai.
The WTA tennis tournament in the United Arab Emirates runs on February 17-23 and offers $2.8 million in prize money.
Kasatkina is the runner-up of the 2018 tournament in Dubai and she failed on Tuesday to clear the 2nd round of this year’s tournament losing 3-6; 2-6; 4-6 to Kenin, 24, of the United States.
Russia’s 21-year-old Kasatkina is currently ranked 13th in the WTA Ratings List and last year she reached the final of the WTA tournament in Dubai losing the match to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.