Dasha managed to beat the World No. 23 Barbora Strycova from the Czech Republic in the first round of Premier tournament in New Haven: 7-5 6-3. The first set was marked by a much better play at the opponent’s serve and both players made seven breaks in total. Fortunately, Dasha had more breaks and managed to serve for the set having broken Strycova’s serve in the eleventh game. As for the second set, Dasha also made two breaks in the first and the ninth game whereas Strycova failed to earn a single break point.
Dasha’s next opponent is the World No. 46 Elise Mertens from Belgium who reached the main draw through the qualification. It will be the first match between the players.