Dasha begins the new WTA season at the Premier tournament in Brisbane for the second consecutive year. Her first opponent is the Estonian Kaia Kanepi, World No. 99, who managed to reach the main draw through the qualifying. The players have already met twice and the amount of victories is equal. The last match took place in the fourth round of US Open 2017 and the Estonian player celebrated the victory.
Dasha begins the new season as World No. 24. Last year she reached the second round of this tournament.