Tennis: Poland's Linette advances to round three of Australian Open
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish tennis player Magda Linette has beaten world number 22 Daria Kasatkina of Russia and advanced to round three of the Australian Open grand slam tournament.
Magda Linette. Photo: EPA/MARK CRISTINO.
Twenty-five year old Linette, seeded 74th, started the match strongly, but at 5:2 injured her foot, giving 20-year-old Kasatkina a chance to catch up.
With a bandaged foot, Linette took out the first set and dominated the second, winning 7:6 (7-4), 6:2 in an hour and 43 minutes.
She faces Czech player Denisa Allertová in round three. (vb)