It was an incredible week for 19-year-old “Top Five” team’ player Daria Kasatkina in Charleston in USA. Six victories in a row led Dasha to the first WTA singles title in her career as she became the champion of the prestigious Premier-level event “Volvo Car Open”.
En route to her first trophy in Charleston Dasha defeated Danka Kovinic, Monica Puig, Daria Gavrilova, Irina-Camelia Begu, Laura Siegemund, and in the final she lost only four games to Elena Ostapenko.
This victory brings her back to the top-30 in the WTA rankings! Congratulations to our young player, we wish her new achievements and victories in the future!
“It’s very difficult to describe my feelings now,” Dasha said in her press conference. “I feel I’m just sleeping and everything is not real. Yesterday evening and all night I couldn’t sleep. I woke up during the whole night like two or three times. I was so nervous, you cannot imagine. I was feeling like, I want to just go on the court and everything let’s finish, play. I cannot feeling this anymore. But now it was worth it. I was ready to be on the court five, six hours. Because it’s a final, I have to be ready for everything, but I’m happy that I finished it in, let’s say, an easy way. So I am very happy and proud of myself. When I won the last ball, everything like closed and I just feel like I’m dreaming”.
Also it’s a nice fact for the “Top Five” – it’s already the third WTA title for our team this year. In February Elina Svitolina won the WTA International-tournament in Taipei and WTA Premier 5-level event in Dubai.