The second racket of the world, German Angelique Kerber, beat Slovene Polona Hercog, who occupies the 92nd line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/2, 6/2 at the start of the Australian Open.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes. During this time, 31-year-old Kerber performed one Ace, made a mistake five times when serving and sold four break points, and 28-year-old Hercog filed three times, made four double mistakes and did not make a single break. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 4: 2 in favor of the Germans.
The next rival of Kerber in Melbourne will be Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who defeated American Bernarda Pera with a score of 6/3, 5/7, 6/4.