The 30th World No., Russian Maria Sharapova, beat British Harriet Dart, who is ranked 132nd in the WTA, with a 6/0, 6/0 score at the start of the Australian Open.
The match lasted 1 hour and 3 minutes. During this time, tennis players have not completed a single Ace. At the same time, the 31-year-old Sharapova made seven double faults and implemented six break points, while the 22-year-old Dart made a mistake three times when serving and did not make a single break.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Australian Open, Sharapova will fight with the Swede Rebecca Peterson