The 27th World No., Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko, beat Australian Kimberly Birrell, who ranks 283rd in the WTA ranking, with a 6/4, 6/3 score in the second round of the tournament in Brisbane. The meeting lasted 1 hour and 26 minutes. During this time, Turenko, 29, completed five aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold five break points, and 20-year-old Birrell did not fill it through, made four double mistakes and made three breaks. This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the quarter finals of the Brisbane International competition, Tsurenko will cross the rackets with either Czech Petra Kvitova or Estonian Anette Kontaveit.