Britain’s Katie Boulter beat Anna Kalinskaya within the first spherical of the Gippsland Trophy as gamers started their Australian Open preparations.
Boulter, taking part in in simply her second WTA principal draw match since February 2019, beat the Russian 6-1 6-Three in 59 minutes.
The 24-year-old will play world quantity 48 Coco Gauff subsequent in Melbourne.
American Gauff, who reached the fourth spherical of the Australian Open in 2020, battled previous Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann 6-Three 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-5).
Gauff squandered a 4-2 lead within the second set and a 4-1 benefit within the third earlier than ultimately successful in two hours and 47 minutes.
British primary Johanna Konta, who had a first-round bye, will play America’s Bernarda Pera.
US Open champion Naomi Osaka and world quantity two Simona Halep are additionally in the primary draw.
In the Yarra Valley Classic, Britain’s Francesca Jones misplaced 6-1 6-Three to French Open semi-finalist Nadia Podoroska of Argentina.
Venus Williams breezed previous Arantxa Rus 6-1 6-Three to arrange a second-round assembly with two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
World primary Ashleigh Barty will return to motion on Tuesday in opposition to Ana Bogdan.
Australia’s Barty, who selected to not journey in 2020 due to the pandemic, is joined in the primary draw by Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin.
In the boys’s Murray River Open, British quantity two Cameron Norrie was edged out 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-Three by American Tommy Paul.
Compatriot Dan Evans will play Pedro Sousa of Portugal in the identical occasion on Tuesday.