Latvian tennis player Anastasia Sevastova could not overcome the barrier of the first round of the competition in Sydney, losing in three sets to the Swiss Timea Bacsinszky – 7/6 (3), 4/6, 4/6. For 2 hours and 49 minutes of the fight, the 13th racket of the world, 28-year-old Anastasia, took the rival seven times, made three aces and as many double faults. 29-year-old Timea, occupying the 192nd line of the world table of ranks, recorded nine breaks and four aces, having made a mistake three times when submitting. Before each other athletes have not met. In the second round of Sydney International, Bacsinszky will play with Australian Samantha Stosur.