Dasha spent an hour and thirty-seven minutes to defeat the American Madison Brengle (World No. 86) in the first round of WTA Premier Toray PPO Tennis: 3-6 6-2 6-4. Dasha served one ace and won seven break points on her opponent’s serve. Brengle also served one ace but won only six break points on Dasha’s serve.
Dasha will play against the seventh seed Angelique Kerber (World No. 14) from Germany in the second round. The players have already played three times and two of these matches took place this year. Dasha leads in their H2H score after defeating Kerber in Doha and Sydney at the beginning of the season.