Get to Know: Daria Kasatkina
Rank: World No. 24
Birthplace: Togliatty, Russia
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Career Winnings (to date): $2,431,891 (USD)
Our 2017 Volvo Car Open Champion Daria Kasatkina has been making great strides since winning her first-ever WTA title here in Charleston last April. The title propelled the Russian athlete to the best season of her professional career in 2017 as she went on to make another final in Moscow and achieved the best Grand Slam run of her career with a fourth round appearance at the U.S. Open. With 2018 already providing a semifinal appearance in St. Petersburg and a strong run in the making at the Dubai Duty-Free Championships, don’t look for this rising star to be going anywhere anytime soon!
Her favorite tennis court surface is clay, so no wonder she's gone on to win our tournament in her second appearance. She also reached the quarterfinals in Charleston in 2016 before losing to eventual champion Sloane Stephens in three sets.
We're excited to watch Daria defend her title in just a few short weeks. Do you have your tickets to watch her play? BUY NOW!