For the fourth time Dasha will play in the WTA Premier Level tournament "Kremlin Cup" in Moscow. This year she is seeded eighth in the draw and will meet Swiss Belinda Bencic, currently ranked No. 41, in the first round. Bencic and Kasatkina have already played in Russia this year - in the semi-finals of the tournament in St. Petersburg, where the Swiss player won.
Last year Dasha made it into the semi-finals of the Kremlin Cup as a qualifier, winning seven matches in the tournament. At that time Daria Kasatkina was ranked No.104 in the WTA rankings, while this year she starts the competition as the World No. 24.