IMG Academy' Dasha Sharapova emerged victorious after the first of three ITF Junior Grade 4s in Florida wrapped up in Daytona Beach on Saturday May 5. Dasha Sharapova,the younger cousin of Maria Sharapova, won the girls title. Sharapova, who will turn 17 next month, entered the event as aNo. 8 seed, defeated unseeded Jessica Ho of the United States, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) in the final to earn her first ITF singles title.
Dasha arrived at the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program in 2011. This is her second Grade 4 ITF win, having previously won a doubles tournament at Monterrey Contry ITF Junior Cup 2011 (Mexico).