Slovakian tennis player Dominika Cibulkova could not overcome the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Sydney, losing in three sets to Australian Samantha Stosur – 6/3, 3/6, 4/6. The fight lasted 2 hours and 21 minutes. The 26th WTA ranking number, 29-year-old Cibulkova, once took the opponent’s submission, made two aces and six double faults. 34-year-old Stosur, who occupies the 73rd position in the world classification, made two breaks and 15 aces, having made a mistake three times in the presentation. Australian remains the leader in personal meetings of rivals – 6: 2.