Down a set and a break, a down and out Kasatkina got a much-needed pep talk from coach Philip Dehaes.
“You’re very close. You want this? It’s beautiful out here. The weather is nice. Let’s stay another two hours.”
She did. And won. #DDFTennis pic.twitter.com/d0Opg9DK8H
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) February 21, 2018
The Belgian coach Philippe Dehaes piloted his pupil Daria Kasatkina (WTA 24) to the quarter-finals of the WTA-tournament in Dubai with an incredible speech. The 20-year-old Russian lost in the eighth finals the first set and looked well in the second set against a break-back in. Coach Dehaes dragged Kasatkina by her experience with a phenomenal pep talk.
Daria Kasatkina (WTA 24) in the quarter-finals in Dubai, thanks to her Belgian coach Philippe Dehaes. The Belgian had not won give, and gave his pupil a firm pep talk on the field. The Russian was a set and a break in the second set behind against the British Johanna Konta.
With the words “You’re so close” and “Lose your focus. The weather is beautiful, there is a lot of people. Let’s have a two hour stay! If you believe in it, can it, my champion.” pepte he Kasatkina. Subsequently, the 20-year-old talent the break undo, and won eventually the match.
In the quarter finals takes Kasatkina against her compatriot Elena Vesnina (WTA 23).
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