The seventh racket of the world, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, beat the Swiss Viktorija Golubic, which occupies the 103rd line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/1, 6/2 at the start of the Australian Open.
The match lasted 1 hour and 1 minute. During this time, 24-year-old Svitolina completed nine aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold five break points, and the 26-year-old Golubic never gave a proper word, made one double mistake and made one break.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Australian Open, Svitolina faced off with Viktoria Kuzmova.