In her opener Dasha took a revenge for her last year's semifinal defeat against Swiss Belinda Bencic - 6:2, 7:5. In the match that lasted little more than 1,5 hours, Daria made 3 aces and broke Belinda's serve five times losing only two games on her own. Now Russian is leading in their head-2-head series: 2-1.
Kasatkina will compete against a nineteen year old compatriot Natalia Vikhlyantseva (wilcard, #115) in the second round. They will be pleaying against each other for the first time.