Having finished the Asian swing, Dasha returned to Moscow where she will play at Premier tournament Kremlin Cup. Her opponent in the first round is another Russian and the seed No. 5 – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The players have already played at that tournament before. Back in 2015 Pavlyuchenkova defeated Dasha in three sets.
This is Dasha’s fifth appearance in Moscow. She reached the semi-final in 2015 and last year her tournament run ended in the quarterfinal.