Daria Kasatkina discusses displacing Elena Rybakina from the San Jose opening match.

12 in the world When playing Elena Rybakina, Daria Kasatkina admitted that she tried her hardest not to glance at the score because she didn’t want to become complacent and let the Kazakh launch a comeback. The seventh-seeded player in the San Jose main draw, Kasatkina, overcame a sluggish beginning to defeat Wimbledon champion Rybakina by scores of 1-6, 6-2, and 6-0.

“I tried not to pay attention to the score. It’s really difficult, almost impossible, but I knew that high-level hitters in particular will come back as soon as you start to lose focus and they find a few winners.

Kasatkina defeated Rybakina in three sets. “From 3-0 it can easily become 3-all and it’s another story,” Kasatkina stated.

Kasatkina: “I was trying not to follow