Dasha continues her Asian swing and her next stop after Tokyo and Wuhan is Beijing. Dasha will play against another Russian Natalya Vikhlyantseva in the first round of China Open. Dasha’s opponent is currently No. 64 in WTA ranking. Last year Vikhlyantseva won their only match which took place in Saint Petersburg.
This is Dasha’s second appearance in Beijing. Last year she reached the second round where she lost to Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic.