Daria Kasatkina has the shots, but has she got what it takes to win big in 2018? Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova slug it out.
WTA Staff
November 24, 2017

Who will be the breakthrough young player of 2018? According to Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, it'll be a battle between the 20-year-olds, Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka.

Chris picked the Japanese player, who upset defending champion Angelique Kerber in the first round of the US Open, saying: "She's played some close matches against Top 10 players, she's got the power - she needs to mature a little bit more and get better selection of shots."

For Martina, though, the one to watch is the Russian, who won her first Premier title in Charleston in April: "She's athletic, she's competitive, she's feisty, she's got a nice all-round game - so for her it's about playing more by instinct rather than trying to think out there."

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