Dasha needed a bit less than an hour in order to get through the first round at China Open. 62 61 - Daria celebrates a confident victory in the match against her "good friend" Louise Chirico (4 matches & 4 wins). Kasatkina served two aces and made 6 breaks on American's serve.
The next round is going to be a lot more tougher as Dasha awaits for the world #6, US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova from Czech Republic. They have already played each other twice this year exchanging victories on hard (Pliskova, Indian-Wells) and clay (Rome, Kasatkina) respectively.
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