The sixth racket of the world, American Sloan Stephens, failed to cope with the British Johanna Konta, which occupies the 37th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 4/6, 3/6 at the start of the tournament in Brisbane. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes. During this time, 25-year-old Stephens completed two aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold two break points, and 27-year-old Konta served twice, did not make a single double mistake and made four breaks. Previously, athletes with each other have not met. In the second round of the competition, Brisbane International will cross the rackets with Australian Ayla Tomlyanovich.