– Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the tennis tournament in Sydney, defeated Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.
The game ended with the score 7:6, 6:1. Next opponent Makarova will be her compatriot Darya Kasatkina or Barbora Strycova from the Czech Republic.
In another meeting, the representative of Russia Elena Vesnina defeated Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino – 6:2, 6:2. Next opponent Vesnina will be determined in the match between Anastasia Sevastopol (Latvia) and Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia).
Prize Fund of the competition in Australia is $733 900.