The 34th World Racket, Croat Donna Vekic, defeated Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova, who is in the 48th place in the WTA ranking, with a score of 6/1, 6/2 at the start of the Brisbane tournament. Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour and 6 minutes. During this time, the 22-year-old Vekic performed six aces, made four wrong mistakes when serving and sold four break points, while the 30-year-old Rybarikova served up once, made two double mistakes and did not make a single break. Now the score in the personal meetings was 3: 1 in favor of the Croat. In the second round of the Brisbane International competition, Vekic will cross the rackets with either Dutch Kiki Bertens or Belgian Elise Mertens.