2023 Zhengzhou

Kasatkina holds off Babos in Zhengzhou first round

No.8 seed Daria Kasatkina won 10 of the first 12 games against lucky loser Timea Babos in the first round of the Bank of Communications Zhengzhou Open, but had to hold off a late charge from the Hungarian, saving one set point in the second-set tiebreak before converting her fourth match point.