Russia's Daria Kasatkina plays a backhand return to Greece's Maria Sakkari during their women's singles third round match on day six of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 1, 2018. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
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Like idol Rafa, Kasatkina shows she too can fight like an animalA vicious topspin forehand modeled on her idol Rafael Nadal's weapon-of-choice got Daria Kasatkina out of a spot of bother in a topsy-turvy third-round match against Maria Sakkari at the French Open Friday.With both players dressed in matching blue sleeveless outfits and then splitting the opening two sets with identical 6-1 scores, anyone wandering into the new sunken Court 18 at that stage was left seeing double.After reaching the fourth round of the French Open for the first time with a 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory over Greece's Sakkari, the 2014 junior champion was quizzed about what she had learnt from Nadal.
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