Russia, Roland-Garros, Nadal: 10 questions about Daria Kasatkina

Daria Kasatkina has won 4 WTA singles titles and has been ranked as high as No 10 in the world. Here are 10 questions about the Russian

Daria Kasatkina St. Petersburg Open 2021

Who is Daria Kasatkina?

Daria Kasatkina is a Russian tennis player who competes on the professional circuit. She is a gifted shotmaker and a creative personality, both on and off the court.

How old is Kasatkina?

Kasatkina, who measures is 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) tall, was born on May 7, 1997, and is currently 24 years old.

At what age did she first play tennis?

Kasatkina was introduced to tennis at the age of 6 by her brother Alexsandr, who also serves as her fitness trainer. She was born to athletic parents who were nationally ranked in athletics (mother) and ice hockey (father).

Did Kasatkina win a junior Grand Slam title?

Kasatkina excelled as a junior, winning the 2014 Roland-Garros girls singles title. As a junior, she peaked at No 3 in the rankings.

What is Daria Kasatkina’s highest ranking?

Kasatkina’s highest ranking has been No 10, which she first achieved in October 2018 after winning the Kremlin Cup. Her current ranking and ranking history are available on her WTA Tour profile page.

How much prize money has she won in her career?

The Russian has won more than $6.6 million in career prize money. You can find her updated prize money stats on her WTA Tour profile page.

How many WTA titles has Daria Kasatkina won?

Kasatkina has won four WTA singles titles & one WTA doubles title in her career so far. The Russian won her first two titles at Charleston in 2017 and Moscow in 2018.

She has enjoyed a resurgence in the first three months of 2021, claiming 2 WTA titles in that span – the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne and the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.

What is Daria Kasatkina’s best performance at a Grand Slam?

Kasatkina has been to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam event twice in her career. The Russian reached the last eight at Roland-Garros and Wimbledon in 2018.

Who are Daria Kasatkina’s idols?

Kasatkina is a big fan of 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.

“I watched all Rafael Nadal matches on television, when he won the French Open in 2005. I just fell in love with his playing style and his character. I have always been inspired by him. I love everything about him, how he plays and how he behaves. For me he is the perfect example to be as a sportsman. When I watch him, he plays with a lot of spin. I was trying to play the same”, revealed Kasatkina.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Is Kasatkina on social media?

Kasatkina is active on social media and updates her fans via Instagram (where she is followed by more than 168,000 followers), Twitter (more than 35,000 followers) and Facebook (more than 34,000 followers).

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