Coco Gauff eased into the second spherical of the Australian Open however Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova was an early casualty.
The Czech seventh seed, a shock winner on the All England Club final summer season, gained solely three video games in a 6-1 6-2 thumping by Ukrainian qualifier Dayana Yastremska.
The 23-year-old spoke afterwards in regards to the inspiration she takes from the bravery of individuals in her war-torn homeland, saying: “I’m very proud of Ukraine, proud of the people, proud of the warriors and just the civilians.
“When I was in Brisbane, before my match the rocket arrived on my grandmother’s house so it was pretty hard to play, but I think we just need to remember about it and give as much support as possible to Ukraine. I’m proud to be Ukrainian.”
Vondrousova reached the quarter-finals of the US Open however has in any other case struggled since defeating Ons Jabeur within the Wimbledon remaining.
She made 19 unforced errors whereas the big-hitting Yastremska racked up 26 winners.
Gauff opened proceedings on Rod Laver Arena on the second day of the event for her first grand slam match since she lifted the US Open trophy in September.
And she brushed apart Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3 6-0 in precisely an hour, profitable 9 video games in a row to arrange a second-round conflict with countrywoman Caroline Dolehide.
“I felt good,” stated the 19-year-old, who was been engaged on her serve with former world primary Andy Roddick.
“I was a little bit nervous coming in today. Probably you could tell. I was able to just calm down and then play, not my best, but good tennis from that point.”
There was extra success for Ukraine on the 1573 Arena, the place nineteenth seed Elina Svitolina, who missed final yr’s event following the start of daughter Skai, noticed off Australian wild card Taylah Preston 6-2 6-2.