Dasha defeated the Slovak qualifier Viktoria Kuzmova in three sets: 1-6 6-4 6-1. The match lasted for almost two hours and Dasha managed to serve five aces, made three double-faults and won four out of nine break-points on her opponent’s serve.
Her next opponent is World No. 38 from France Alize Cornet. It will be the first match between the players. This is Dasha’s third appearance at the Premier tournament in Saint-Petersburg and she showed her best performance back in 2016 when she managed to reach the semi-final.