The 55th World No., the Swiss Belinda Bencic, beat Australian Zoe Hives, who is in the 211st line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/2, 6/4 in the second round of the tournament in Hobart. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes. During this time, the 21-year-old Bencic completed five aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold five break points, and the 22-year-old Hives never filed it, made two double mistakes and made two breaks. Previously, athletes with each other have not met.
In the quarterfinals of the competition Hobart International Bencic will play with the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska, who defeated Belarussian Vera Lapko with the score 6/1, 6/4.