The 15th World No. Australian Ashleigh Barty beat Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, who is ranked number 22 in the WTA, with a score of 6/3, 6/3 in the first round of the Sydney tournament. The match lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes. During this time, 22-year-old Barty completed five aces, made a mistake four times in filing and sold five break points, and 21-year-old Ostapenko filed twice, made nine double mistakes and made two breaks. Previously, the score in personal meetings was 1: 1. In the second round of the Sydney International competition, Barty will cross the rackets with the Romanian Simona Halep.