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Kasatkina knocks out Raducanu at Agel Open

Agel Open Ostrava - Day Two

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 04: Daria Kasatkina of Russia in action against Emma Raducanu of Great Britain during her first round match on Day 2 of the Agel Open at Ostravar Arena on October 04, 2022 in Ostrava, Czech Republic (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic -- Fifth-seeded Daria Kasatkina defeated 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Agel Open.

Kasatkina was playing her first match since losing in the first round of the U.S. Open and will next face Ekaterina Alexandrova.

Sixth-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland rallied to eliminate former top-five player Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-7 (7), 6-1, while Aliaksandra Sasnovich upset eighth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-2.

American qualifiers Alycia Parks and Catherine McNally both advanced. Parks upset Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 7-6 (3) and McNally eased past Anna Blinkova 6-1, 6-2 at the indoor hardcourt event in the Czech eastern city of Ostrava.