Daria Kasatkina is a professional tennis player from Russia who was born on May 7, 1997, in Togliatti, Russia. She is a right-handed player and began playing tennis at the age of six.
Kasatkina first gained attention on the professional circuit in 2015 when she won the junior French Open title. She turned professional later that year and quickly made a name for herself on the WTA tour. In 2017, she won her first WTA singles title at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in the final.
Kasatkina had a breakthrough year in 2018, reaching the final of the Indian Wells Masters, where she defeated four top-10 players, including Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber, and Caroline Wozniacki, before losing to Naomi Osaka. She also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open and the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Her results that year helped her achieve a career-high ranking of No. 10 in the world.
In 2019, Kasatkina won her second WTA title at the Volvo Car Open and reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. She struggled with injuries and form in 2020 but made a comeback in 2021, reaching the quarterfinals of the Miami Open and the semifinals of the Adelaide International.
Kasatkina is known for her variety and creativity on the court, with a good mix of shots and a strong backhand. She is also known for her mental toughness and ability to stay calm under pressure. Off the court, Kasatkina enjoys reading, drawing, and spending time with her family and friends.