2023 Beijing

Thrilling home stretch: Kasatkina escapes Sherif in Beijing

No.11 seed Daria Kasatkina came from 5-3 down in the third set, saving one match point in the tiebreak, to beat Mayar Sherif in an electric home stretch in the first round of the China Open. The 10-8 tiebreak was the joint second-longest regular third-set tiebreak in a WTA main draw in 223 so far.