NEW YORK -- Daria Kasatkina has built her career not on power but on guile, and that court craft was on full display during her third-round win over Greet Minnen at the US Open.
Having already come through back-to-back three-set wins over Alycia Parks and Sofia Kenin, the World No.14 was hoping for a far more clinical route against Minnen. Up 6-3, 5-1, Kasatkina stunned the crowd with an incredible strike. After Minnen did well to pull her wide of the court on her forehand side, Kasatkina opted for a forehand slice that floated down the line and landed right in the corner of the court.
Watch the point below:
Kasatkina went on to win the match 6-3, 6-4 and will face No.2 Aryna Sabalenka in the fourth round on Monday.
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