32 Facts About Daria Kasatkina

1. Daria Kasatkina's is currently the Russian No 1 player in singles.

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2. Daria Kasatkina's excelled as a junior, winning the European 16s championship and one junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2014 French Open.

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3. Daria Kasatkina's rose to prominence in 2018 by finishing runner-up to fellow up-and-coming player Naomi Osaka at the Premier Mandatory Indian Wells Open in a match regarded as representing a new wave of women's tennis.

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4. Daria Kasatkina was born in Tolyatti, Samara Oblast to Tatyana Borisovna and Sergey Igorevich Kasatkin.

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5. Daria Kasatkina's began competing on the ITF Junior Circuit shortly after turning 14 years old and won her first title at just her second career event, the low-level Grade 4 Samara Cup.

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6. In early 2012 while still 14, Daria Kasatkina won two higher-level Grade 2 tournaments in Moldova and France, the former of which was the first Grade 2 event she entered.

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7. Daria Kasatkina began excelling at the highest level junior tournaments in 2013.

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8. Daria Kasatkina's reached both the singles and doubles finals at the Grade 1 Trofeo Mauro Sabatini, and won the title in singles.

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9. At the last ITF tournament of her career, Daria Kasatkina won her first and only junior Grand Slam title in the girls' singles event at the French Open.

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10. Daria Kasatkina's was the first Russian girl to win the event since Nadia Petrova in 1998 and helped Russia sweep both junior singles events, with fellow European 16s champion Andrey Rublev winning the boys' singles title.

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11. Daria Kasatkina's earned a silver medal in doubles alongside compatriot Anastasiya Komardina.

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12. Daria Kasatkina's lost her WTA Tour debut to Alison Riske.

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13. Daria Kasatkina's produced one good result in doubles, a semifinals appearance at the Qatar Open with Elena Vesnina.

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14. Daria Kasatkina continued her success at big tournaments at the Premier 5 Canadian Open, where she reached the quarterfinals.

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15. Daria Kasatkina's defeated world No 8, Roberta Vinci, in the third round for her second career top ten victory.

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16. Daria Kasatkina reached the quarterfinals at both events, falling just short of the medal rounds.

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17. Daria Kasatkina ended the season at a world ranking of No 27.

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18. Daria Kasatkina maintained a steady ranking throughout 2017, falling no lower than No 42 in the world and again reaching the same season-best of No 24 as 2016.

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19. Towards the end of the year, Daria Kasatkina began having more success on hardcourts.

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20. Daria Kasatkina's made her second career Premier Mandatory quarterfinal at the China Open, this time losing to Halep.

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21. Daria Kasatkina failed to continue her Grand Slam success at the US Open, losing in the second round.

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22. Daria Kasatkina finished the year ranked No 10 in the world.

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23. Daria Kasatkina's ended the year ranked No 72, her lowest year-end ranking since 2015.

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24. Daria Kasatkina bounced back from that loss emphatically at the Phillip Island Trophy, held during the second week of the Australian Open.

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25. At the French Open, Daria Kasatkina defeated 10th seed Belinda Bencic in straight sets to make the third round for the first time since 2018.

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26. Seeded fourth, Daria Kasatkina reached the final at the Birmingham Classic.

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27. Daria Kasatkina played two tournaments on grass, Berlin and Bad Homburg; she was defeated in the quarterfinals by Maria Sakkari and Bianca Andreescu, respectively.

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28. Daria Kasatkina won her first live rubber against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, but Russia lost all three other singles rubbers to lose the tie.

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29. Alongside Vesnina, Daria Kasatkina lost that match to Elise Mertens and An-Sophie Mestach.

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30. Daria Kasatkina competed for Russia in 2019 during the zonal competitions, recording a win over Karen Barritza in straight sets in the only match she played throughout the week.

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31. Daria Kasatkina is a baseline player with a crafty style of play.

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32. When Daria Kasatkina was eleven years old, Maxim Prasolov began coaching her.

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