The 11th racket of the world, Latvian Anastasia Sevastova, beat Australian Daria Gavrilova, who occupies the 35th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/3, 6/3 at the start of the tournament in Brisbane. The match lasted 1 hour and 23 minutes. During this time, 28-year-old Sevastova completed three aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold five break points, and 24-year-old Gavrilova filed twice, made four double mistakes and made two breaks. This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the competition, Brisbane International Sevastova will face off with the British Harriet Dart.