Angelique Kerber's coach Wim Fissette dropped a huge praise on the Russian Daria Kasatkina after Kerber's win over her in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Tuesday. 'Kasatkina, she is really the Roger Federer of women's tennis.
It's unbelievable,' Fissette said, as quoted by Carole Bouchard. Analyzing her loss, Kasatkina stated: 'She was playing really amazing, even better than two weeks ago in the Eastbourne. I think it was a really, really good match.
We pushed our best. In the end, she was better. But I enjoyed every second on the court.' Kerber was also aware that it would be a difficult match. 'I think she is a tricky opponent. That's why she is so good. She played so many good matches in the last few months.
I was expecting a match like this. I think for me it was important to play aggressively, trying to taking the challenge how she was playing, as well, trying to move good, bringing a lot of balls back, trying also to accept how good she is playing,' the former world no.
1 admitted. Kerber commented on her upcoming semifinals against Jelena Ostapenko: 'I think it's a big challenge, especially about Ostapenko where I never played against her. I mean, she won also a Grand Slam. I think it will be really a good match.
I think the match starts from zero. I mean, the pressure is not always on my side, since she won a Grand Slam, as well. I think that we are both looking forward to playing the semis.'
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"Kasatkina, c'est vraiment le Roger Federer du tennis féminin.
Ce qu'elle fait, c'est incroyable", Wim Fissette coach de Kerber — Carole Bouchard (@carole_bouchard) 10 luglio 2018