Residence: Togliatty, Russia
Date of Birth: 07 May 1997
Birthplace: Togliatty, Russia
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Weight: 137 lbs. (62 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2014)
Grand Slam Achievements
2016 - Australian Open Round 3
2015 - US Open Round
2015 - Winner Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia
WTA Best Results 2016 - Quarterfinal in CHARLESTON
2016 - Quarterfinal in INDIAN WELLS
2016 - Semi-finalist in St. Petersburg
2015 - Semi-finalist in Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia
2015 - Quarterfinal in BAD GASTEIN
Daria Kasatkina is one of the most prosperous Russian tennis player recently. She is just 19 years old (born on April 7, 1997) but reached the 32nd place in the world ranklist.
She is born in Tolyatti and lives in the Russian city but spends a rather considerable amount of time in Trnava (Slovakia) in Empire Tennis Academy coached by Vladimir Platenik.
Kasatkina starts playing tennis when she is 6 years old thanks to her brother Alexander who is now responsible for her fitness condition. Currently, she is represented by TOP FIVE management company and has an equipment contract with NIKE.
Daria’s height is 170 cm, weighs 62 kg and plays with her right hand (backhand with two hands). She has been a professional tennis player since 2014 and managed an impressive ranking up worldwide for just 2 years: on April 14, 2014 she was ranked 814 and on April 11, 2016 she reached the incredible career first –32nd place worldwide.
Kasatkina considers the women’s Rolland Garos title as her biggest accomplishment so far. Her dream is to win the Golden Grand Slam (the only tennis player with such an achievement is Steffi Graf in 1988 – the four Grand Slam tournaments plus the Olympic title in Seoul. In her Grand Slam tournament debut (as the lucky loser at the US Open last year) she reached the third round. That was repeated at the Australian Open this year. She played in the quarterfinal at the Indian Wells Masters tournament.
Kasatkina is an excellent doubles’ player (ranked 54 worldwide). Last year, together with Russian Elena Vesnina, they won the Moscow tournament.