Against Wednesday, the 2022 WTA Cincinnati Open's second round will feature current Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina taking on former world number one Garbine Muguruza.
Former world number one Simona Halep defeated Emma Raducanu’s conqueror Danka Kovinic to cruise into the last 16 of the 2022 Australian Open.
The second round of the Australian Open saw two upsets in the women's singles as both Garbine Muguruza and Anett Kontaveit were eliminated.
Kasatkina will next take on No.5 seed Paula Badosa, who overcame Belinda Bencic 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Garbine Muguruza continued her renewed ascent up the ladder with a win in the WTA Finals. The key now would be to sustain this form in 2021.
The No.6 seed from Spain defeated No.8 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 7-5 to capture her third and biggest title of the year.
Anett Kontaveit needed three sets to take down Maria Sakkari to reach the title match of the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara, where she will play Garbine Muguruza.
Muguruza impressively fought back from a set down to defeat Barbora Krejcikova at the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara.
On Day 1 of the 2021 Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara, the Czech star overcame a set deficit to win the match in a dramatic fashion.
Top seed Ash Barty enters quarterfinals after a hard-fought win against Shelby Rogers, but Petra Kvitova, Garbine Muguruza are out