On the other hand, at the beginning of the second set, the Polish woman lost her own service game and was later forced to play back from 3-5.
In the second round, she will meet Colombian Camila Osorio (WTA 84th), who defeated Hungarian Panna Udvardi (89th) 6-4, 6-1.
Neutral Victoria Azarenka (WTA No. 24) beat American Sophie Kenin (WTA No. 203) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) in a match between two former Australian champions on Monday to become the only former Australian Open winner still able to win this year.
Azarenka won in Melbourne in 2012 and 2013, and Kenina won in 2020.
With 2022 champion Ashley Barty and American Serena Williams announcing their retirements, and 2019 and 2021 winner Naomi Osaka of Japan out due to pregnancy, Kenina and Azarenka were left as the only winners in women’s singles.
But Kenina has been plagued by numerous injuries since her only Grand Slam triumph, and the American has not been able to defeat a world No. top twenty five.
In the second round, Azarenka will meet with Argentinian Nadja Podorska (191), who beat French tennis player Jean Jean Leolie (109) 6-0, 6-3.
After winning in two sets, world number three American Jessica Pegula, her compatriot Cory Goff (WTA 7th), Greek Maria Sakari (WTA 6th), Czech Petra Kvitova (WTA 15th) and the 2021 US Open advanced to the next round. the winner is the British tennis player Emma Radukanu.
The first “Grand Slam” tournament of the 2023 season will be held in Melbourne on hard surfaces from January 16 to 29.
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