Reaching quarterfinals in singles and making it into the doubles final – this is how Dasha performed in her last tournament of the year in Moscow. Kasatkina finishes 2016 as a member of WTA top-30 in the rankings.
Dasha played in the third round of three majors, made her Olympic debut and reached quarterfinals there, went to the semis at a Premier event in Saint Petersburg, quarters at Premier Mandatory in Indian-Wells. Russian also registered a couple of top-10 wins e.g. over Venus Williams & Roberta Vinci. Starting this year as a world #75, Kasatkina climbed about 50 positions in the standings and now she comfortably sits at #24.
“It was my first season and it’s appeared to be quite successful, - summarizes Daria – And now when it’s over I want to thank all of the people who supported me during this undoubtedly tough year. It’s time to relax a bit and gain some strength before the next season preparation”.