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Kasatkina* 6-2, 0-1 Giorgi
The Italian has a chance to start the second set positively on her own serve, and she does so, despite being taken to deuce a couple of times and saving a break point, with one particularly fine down-the-line return from the Russian causing problems … Kasatkina then drills a seemingly effortless winner into the corner, for deuce, and works her way through one of the longest rallies of the match with brilliant defence to force her own advantage. Giorgi saves that, though, and then Kasatkina hits long, and it’s 1-0 to the 28th seed.