The Australian Open in 2019: Wozniacki, Kerber and Sharapova go on

The Australian Open in 2019: Wozniacki, Kerber and Sharapova go on

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In the Open championship of Australia on tennis completed the first game day.

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki Australian Open title defense started with a confident victory over the 52nd-ranked Alison van Atbank. In each set, the Dane made one break, but her opponent only answered with two unreleased break-points. Wozniacki’s next opponent will be the Swedish of Johan Larsson.

The second racket of the world, Angelique Kerber on the home win have spent even less effort. In the match against Polona Herzog is a German made 4 breaks and allowed myself to only 8 unforced errors. First Helmet of the season for Kerber will continue with a match against Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia.

The author of the most convincing victory of the day was Maria Sharapova, the former first racket of the world in the match against Harriet Dart for the first time since 2014 never lost a game. In the second round, Sharapova will play against Rebecca Peterson

Among the players from seeding to advance to the second round of the Open championship of Australia could not only Julia Gorges and Elena Ostapenko.

The results of matches of seeded players:

Angelique Kerber (Germany, 2) – Polona Hercog (Slovenia) – 6:2, 6:2

Sloane Stephens (USA, 5) – Taylor Townsend (USA) – 6:4, 6:2

Kiki, Bertens (Netherlands, 9) – Alison Riske (USA) – 6:3, 6:3

Maria Sharapova (Russia, 30) – Harriet Dart (Great Britain) – 6:0, 6:0

Arina Sobolenko (Belarus, 11) – Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) – 6:1, 6:4

Danielle Collins (USA) – Julia Gerges (Germany, 14) – 2:6, 7:6, 6:4

Caroline Garcia (France, 19) – Jessica Ponce (France) – 6:2, 6:3

Maria Zaccari (Greece) – Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia, 22) – 6:1, 3:6, 6:2Донна Vekic (Croatia, 29) – Kristina Mladenovic (France) – 6:2, 6:4

Petra Martic (Croatia, 31) – Heather Watson (Britain) – 6:1, 6:2

Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark, 3) – Alison Van Atbank (Belgium) – 6:3, 6:4

Anette Kontaveit (Estonia, 20) – Sarah Sorribes Torno (Spain) – 6:3, 6:2

Peter Kvitova (Czechia, 8) – Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) – 6:3, 6:2

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