Best Ukrainian tennis player started the season with victory in Australia

At the start of the WTA Premier Brisbane International in Australia, the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina, seeded at the sixth number, defeated the Olympic champion in Rio 2016 Puerto Rican Monica Puig with the score 6:3, 6:3.

Next opponent Elina will be American Shelby Rogers. This will be the second private meeting between the players. Previous in the 2014 tournament in Osaka, was won by a Ukrainian with a score of 7:6, 4:6, 6:1.

Lesya Tsurenko withdrew from the competition and its place in the grid, ranked Kateryna Bondarenko, which is in a persistent match has lost to the eighth seeded Italian Roberta Vinci– 6:7, 7:6, 6:7.