The 18th World Rack, Spaniard Garbin Muguruza, beat Chinese Zheng Saisai, who is in the 40th position in the WTA, with a 6/2, 6/3 score at the start of the major in Melbourne.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes. During this time, the 25-year-old Muguruza performed four aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold four break points, and the 24-year-old Saisai once filed through, made three double mistakes and made one break.
Previously, athletes with each other have not met. In the second round of the Australian Open, Muguruza will fight with the British Johanna Konta.