Dasha's opponent in the first round of the Premier 5 tournament Qatar Total Open was the American Catherine Bellis who had reached the main draw through the qualification. Having lost the first set 5-7 and being 1-4 down in the second, Dasha had to retire due to the neck injury.
The match lasted for an hour and twenty-five minutes. Last year Daria Kasatkina reached the quarterfinal in Doha. Next week Dasha is going to play at the Premier tournament in Dubai.