Daria Kasatkina vs. Qiang Wang, Zhuhai RR Prediction

WTA Elite Trophy, Group Stage: ?? (1) Daria Kasatkina vs. ?? (11) Qiang Wang

Daria Kasatkina and Qiang Wang will both be desperate to kick-start their Zhuhai campaigns in style when the pair go head-to-head in the third and final match on Tuesday. Qiang Wang has been one of the form players on tour in the last few months and is seemingly well poised to take down the top seeded Kasatkina.

I’m going to side with Wang here. Wang has the type of game that should beat Kasatkina given the great form Wang has been in of late. Wang plays with controlled aggression and versatility which should be able to penetrate the defense of Kasatkina often enough to get the win here. Kasatkina may have won the Moscow title in her last event but her level of tennis was not necessarily great throughout that run. Wang should be smart enough to win this.

Prediction: Qiang Wang to defeat Daria Kasatkina in 3 sets