Daria Kasatkina is a young and promising Russian tennis player who has already won two WTA tournaments. What is interesting about her biography and the personal life of an athlete?
Biography of a young tennis player
Daria was born on May 7, 1997 in Togliatti. She became the second child in the family. Already at the age of six, the girl began to take a great interest in tennis. For the first time, her elder brother Alexander brought her to the sports section of this sport. He also played tennis at the amateur level and sometimes took his younger sister with him to trainings. And when Alexander noticed that Dasha grasps everything on the fly, he persuaded her parents to give the girl to professionals. From that moment, Kasatkina's sports career began.
Alexander was always next to Dasha. He is her fitness coach, manager and agent.
Kasatkina, as a child, began to assert herself. But the first successes to the tennis player came only at the age of 14, when she began to participate in the adult group among juniors. At this time, Daria managed to win several victories in tournaments. The best season for Kasatkina was 2014, when the girl became the winner of the Grand Slam tournament among juniors in France. She also won a prize at the Youth Olympics in doubles. In the summer of that year, she became the third tennis player in the world among juniors.
A promising girl was noticed in adult tennis and was invited to participate in professional tournaments. At first Kasatkina could not declare herself in any way. The first success came to her only in 2015, when Daria, together with Elena Vesnina, won the Kremlin Cup.
Since 2016, Kasatkina began to take part in the famous Grand Slam tournaments. During this time, she managed to take part in more than 10 competitions of this rank. The most successful year for the tennis player was 2018. The girl was able to make her way to the quarterfinals twice at the French Open and at Wimbledon.
In 2017, Kasatkina won her first victory at the prestigious WTA series tournament. So far she has not managed to develop this success, but the girl is not very worried about this and continues to train hard.
Daria lives in the Slovak city of Trnava, where all the necessary conditions for training tennis players have been created. Courts with different surfaces are everywhere. Kasatkina prefers the soil more, but she does not play very well on the grass.
The most successful year in Daria's adult career was 2018. She managed to play several major tournaments and received the title of the best tennis player in Russia. Now the girl is in eleventh position in the world among women and is not going to stop there. Also, Kasatkina considers all these ratings to be conditional and constantly notes that the athlete is as good as his last game was.
The personal life of the athlete
Daria is closely engaged in her sports career, and she is not in a hurry to start relationships with men. She tries sometimes to see her friends, and also travels in her free time from tournaments. Kasatkina's favorite place is Barcelona. The girl is a fan of the local football club and enjoys attending the team's matches.