Dasha advanced to the third round of Premier tournament in Charleston after the second round victory 6-0 6-7(3) 6-2 over the Rio Olympic champion Monica Puig from Puerto-Rico.
Confident game not only helped Dasha take the first set, but also let her gain a 3-1 lead at the beginning of the second set. However Puig managed to turn the tide and was serving for the set after winning four games in a row. Yet Dasha broke her opponent’s serve and the winner of the set was to be decided during the tie-break in which the fortune smiled upon Puig. Initially the score in the decisive was equal 2-2 but then Dasha managed to win four games in a row booking a spot in the third round of the tournament.
The next opponent is Daria Gavrilova from Australia – Dasha’s good friend and her partner in the doubles. Kasatkina won the only match between the players which took place in the first round of US Open 2015.