Romanian tennis player Irina Begu, 56th WTA was defeated on Friday by Daria Kasatkina (Russia, 28th WTA) 6-2, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
Finalist in Moscow in 2014, Begu is to collect 185 WTA points and a cheque for USD 42,080.
Kasatkina leads 5-1 in direct matches after the one on Friday.
In the other semi-final, Julia Georges (Germany) defeated Natalia Vihliantzeva 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
On Thursday, Irina Begu defeated Vera Lepko (Belarus, 167th WTA) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarter-finals.
On Wednesday Begu defeated Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia, 4th seeded, 21st WTA) 6-4, 6-3.
The USD 790,208 tournament in Moscow is played during October 16-21.