Kasatkina recorded her second straight win over Wozniacki, having additionally crushed the reigning Australian Open champ on the St. Petersburg event final month.
The 20-year-old Kasatkina improved to 11-6 on the WTA Tour season as she seeks to higher her quarter-final look right here in 2016.
Kasatkina hit one ace, gained 54 p.c of her first serves and broke Wozniacki’s serve six occasions within the one hour, 40-minute match.
“She outsmarted me right now, which is honest sufficient,” Wozniacki mentioned. “However, , a minimum of I attempted, and I attempted to do what I believed I wanted to do on the market right now.
“I simply could not execute in addition to I wished to.”
It was a disappointing exit for Wozniacki, who lastly silenced her critics earlier this 12 months together with her maiden Grand Slam title in Melbourne, the place she defeated Simona Halep within the closing.
That victory not solely earned Wozniacki her first Grand Slam title nevertheless it made her the world primary. Halep reclaimed the rating simply earlier than Indian Wells.
Wozniacki had an opportunity to take it again however she wanted to win the Indian Wells title to do it.