Dasha defeated the Czech Katerina Siniakova in the second round of the last Premier tournament in the season: 6-2 6-3. The match lasted an hour and twenty minutes and Dasha served one ace, made three double faults and won five break points out of seventeen on her opponent’s serve. This is Dasha’s second victory in Moscow as she has already defeated World No. 18 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round: 7-6(2) 6-1.
Dasha reaches the quarterfinal of Kremlin Cup for the third consecutive year and tomorrow she will play against the Belorussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich who defeated the top seed Kristina Mladenovic. Kasatkina and Sasnovich have already met three times and Dasha has won two matches between them.