Dasha lost her final match to the World No. 4 Elina Svitolina: 4-6 0-6. The match had lasted for 70 minutes. Dasha had one break-point on Svitolina’s serve but did not manage to take it whereas the Ukrainian won four games on Dasha’s serve.
On her way to the final Dasha defeated Agnieszka Radwanska, Johanna Konta (having saved two match-points), Elena Vesnina and Garbine Muguruza (having saved three match-points). Such a performance in Dubai lets Dasha become World No. 20 in the new WTA ranking.