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It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for Russia’s Daria Kasatkina, but the 20-year-old has still managed a few bright spots. She won her first career title in Charleston this spring and she earned her first career win over a reigning World No.1 when she defeated Angelique Kerber at Sydney in January.

She produced another bright spot today, pulling off this amazing ‘tweener early in her first-round victory over former U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci.

The beautifully executed shot drew rave reviews from Vinci (love how she applauded), and from other WTA stars on Twitter:



And Kasatkina may have a side job as a ‘tweener teacher:

Half price? Sign us up!

Kasatkina will face No.5-seeded Elina Svitolina in the second round at Toronto. Svitolina took their only previous meeting last season in straight sets.

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