Dasha will play against the World No. 55 Wang Qiang from China in the first round of the last Grand Slam tournament of the season. The players have already met twice and their H2H score is equal: last year Dasha defeated the Chinese in the first round of Doha whereas Qiang managed to beat Kasatkina in the opening round of US Open 2016.
This is Dasha’s third appearance at US Open and she showed her best result upon the debut. Back in 2015 she entered the main draw through qualification and then got two more victories reaching the third round.