Dasha defeated the Chinese Qiang Wang in the opening match of the Mutua Madrid Open: 7-5 7-6(6). In the opening set Dasha managed to level the score being 2-4 down. Finally, she won another game on her opponent’s serve, grabbed the 6-5 lead and then secured her serve and the first set. As for the second set, despite being 0-3 down Dasha still managed to stabilize her condition winning three consecutive games. The Chinese also had the 4-1 lead at the tie-break but Daria took the following five points and then sealed her victory.
This is Dasha’s third appearance in Madrid but only the first time when she managed to reach the second round. Her next opponent will be the winner of the match between the Romanian Sorana Cirstea and the Czech Katerina Siniakova.