Daria Kasatkina defeated the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the opening match at WTA Premier 5 tournament in Rome: 6-0 6-4. The match had lasted a bit more than an hour. Dasha lost two service games but won six break-points during both sets. It was the first match between the players.
Dasha’s second-round opponent is the World No. 47 Danielle Collins whom she has not met before. The American spent three sets to defeat Sorana Cirstea.