Having spent a bit more than an hour, Dasha defeated the Belorussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round of Western & Southern Open: 6-4 6-2. Dasha served four aces, made one double fault and won four out of eight break points on her opponent’s serve.
Her next opponent is World No. 17 Madison Keys from the USA. The players have already met twice and Keys won both their matches which took place last year. Besides, this is the second Dasha’s appearance in Cincinnati and she has reached the second round for the first time.