Dasha defeated the World No. 26 Lesia Tsurenko from Ukraine in the first round of the Premier 5 tournament: 6-4 7-5.
Daria was 3-4 down in the opening set but managed to win three games in a row and score three break-points while Tsurenko only had two. Dasha also won three games on Tsurenko’s serve and lost two service games in the second set. Starting from 5-5 she only lost two points out of ten. It was the third match between the players and the first victory for Daria.
Dasha’s next opponent is the winner of the match between the American Bernarda Pera and the Chinese Xiyu Wang.