The eighth racket of the world, Czech Karolina Pliskova, in three sets, defeated Kazakhstan representative Yuliya Putintseva, who occupies the 44th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 4/6, 6/3, 6/4 in the first round of the Brisbane tournament. Tennis players spent on the court 2 hours and 17 minutes. During this time, 26-year-old Pliskova completed 11 aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold four break points, and 23-year-old Putintseva filed four times, made two double mistakes and made three breaks. Now the score in the personal meetings was 3: 1 in favor of the Czech. The next competitor Pliskova will be either the Australian Samantha Stosur, or the Czech Marie Buzkova.