Charleston, SC, USA, 5 April 2016 | AAP

Rising  star Daria Gavrilova has fought her way into the second round of the WTA event in Charleston, South Carolina, with a gutsy three-set win.

The 22-year-old beat Kazakhstan’s world No.86-ranked Zarina Diyas 6-1 1-6 6-3.The win helped atone for Gavrilova’s loss to the world No.97 Diyas in the second round of Miami.

The 12th seeded Australian will next face either China’s Shuai Zhang or Dutch qualifier Lesley Kerkhove.

Compatriot Sam Stosur will meet Aleksandra Krunic in her first round match.