The ninth racket of the world, Dutch Kiki Bertens, lost to Croatian Donna Vekic, who occupies the 34th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/7 (5), 6/1, 5/7 in the second round of the tournament in Brisbane. The match lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes. During this time, the 27-year-old Bertens completed 11 aces, made a mistake six times in filing and sold five break points, while the 22-year-old Vekic filed twice, made eight double mistakes and made four breaks. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 2: 2. In the final of the Brisbane International competition, Vekich will face off with either Ukrainian Elina Svitolina or with the Belarusian Alexandra Sosnovich.