The eighth racket of the world, Czech Karolina Pliskova, beat her compatriot Karolina Muchova, who occupies the 138th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/3, 6/2 at the start of the “major” in Melbourne.
The match lasted 1 hour and 9 minutes. During this time, the 26-year-old Pliskova completed four aces, once made a mistake when serving and sold four break points, and the 22-year-old Muchova once filed through, made three double mistakes and made one break.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Australian Open, Plishkova will play with American Madison Brengle.