The 41st racket of the world, Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, lost to Chinese Zhen Saisai, who occupies the 42nd line of the WTA rating, with a score of 2/6, 6/4, 5/7 at the start of the tournament in Dubai.
The match lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes. During this time, the 25-year-old Tomljanovic performed one Ace, made a mistake four times when serving and sold six break points, while her peer from China filed twice, made six double mistakes and made eight breaks.
Now the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. The next rival Saisai in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be either Spaniard Garbine Muguruza or Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska.