Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova could not overcome the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Hobart, losing in three sets to Vera Lapko from Belarus – 3/6, 6/3, 3/6. The fight lasted 2 hours and 1 minute. The 42nd racket of the world, 27-year-old Pavlyuchenkova, once took in a rival and made a double mistake. 20-year-old Vera, who is in 63rd position in the world classification, made two breaks and six aces, making four wrong mistakes. In the personal meetings of athletes established equality – 1: 1.