Dasha spent 57 minutes to defeat the World No. 10 Angelique Kerber from Germany in the quarterfinal of WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Indian Wells: 6-0 6-2. Dasha served three aces, avoided any double faults and won five break-points on her opponent’s serve. This victory lets Dasha take a lead in the head-to-head record with the German.
Daria Kasatkina makes her debut in the semi-final of the Premier Mandatory tournament. Her next opponent will be the winner of the match between Venus Williams and Carla Suarez-Navarro. This is Dasha’s third semi-final at WTA tournaments this season.