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Outspoken Russian Daria Kasatkina Calls Out the WTA for its Lackluster Efforts at Promoting Women’s Tennis -‘What’s Wrong with Them?’

Published 12/27/2023, 2:43 AM EST

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Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina dropped an exclusive remark against WTA TV. This year Kasatkina had quite a thoughtful season after qualifying for the WTA Elite Trophy, beating Magda Linette, and also for the semifinals of the tournament. Kasatkina additionally bagged a victory in Zhuhai as well. However, her victories didn’t lift her mood, as she recently revealed her opinion on the functionality of WTA TV.

Daria Kasatkina previously showed great courage by maturely dealing with many social media trolls. The way she handled the negative remarks showed her resilience toward the fans. Following her recent remark against WTA TV, Kasatkina expressed her responsible attitude toward the tennis fraternity.

Daria Kasatkina criticized the official channel for not promoting women’s tennis at the global level

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Recently a popular tennis source shared an exclusive opinion of Daria Kasatkina about the WTA’s role in promoting women’s tennis. In this remark, Kasatkina seemed a little mad about their functions as she drew the reference to Tennis TV in the context.

Daria Kasatkina said- “I wouldn’t separate WTA from TennisTV. It used to be one thing. Now WTA TV is one of the worst platforms, you can’t even find it on a web search. TennisTV is the coolest, they promote tennis very well. I would look towards promotion, there’s a huge potential. It feels like they don’t intentionally promote women’s tennis, & that’s very disappointing.”

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Kasatkina’s bold remarks express her concern over WTA stars, who work heart and soul to achieve recognition. If the platforms do not raise the chances, WTA players can never beat ATP players in terms of popularity. She mentioned how WTA TV is lagging in their work.

Kasatkina commented- “If you look at the WTA’s TikTok, it was created in 2020 during the COVID-19, & the last video was published at that time. After all, the WTA has the platform, the fans, you just have to get this car up & running. What’s wrong with them? To be honest, I can’t answer that question.” 

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Daria Kasatkina delves into the functional issues of WTA. She alleged that despite having followers, WTA TV is too lazy to bring more recent content to the fans. She thought this might be the reason why WTA players don’t get much global popularity.

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What are Daria Kasatkina’s memorable achievements in tennis?

Born into a family with parents in national-level ice hockey, Daria Kasatkina was destined to be a great sportsperson. The 26-year-old tennis star made a swift entry into the WTA’s list of the ten best female players in 2018. Kasatkina was also the world’s eighth-best female tennis star.

This Russian tennis player won six singles tournaments in her professional career. Although Kasatkina has yet to bag her Grand Slam debut, she surprised fans with her great doubles skills. Under the guidance of her coach, Flavio Cipolla, Kasatkina is all set to make wonders in tennis.

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Daria Kasatkina’s statement expressed the lack of functions of WTA TV. She expressed something that should be a concern for all the WTA fans, as they are obstructed from receiving recent content. So, what is your take on Daria Kasatkina’s statement about WTA TV?

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