Dasha defeated the World No. 31 Maria Sakkari from Greece in the first round of WTA Premier 5 tournament in Montreal: 6-4 4-6 6-1.
The match had lasted for 2 hours and 16 minutes whereas Dasha managed to serve an ace, made eight double-faults and won eight out of seventeen break-points on her opponent’s serve. Dasha also has a 3-0 lead in her head-to-head record against the Greek. This year Dasha has already defeated Sakkari in the third round of Roland Garros.
Dasha’s opponent in the second round is the former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova, who is currently ranked 22. The Russian lost only three games to Cecile Karatantcheva in the first round.