The first round was also the final round for Aryna Sabalenka. Destanee Aiava was too strong for the Belarusian. The 19 year old wild card player won in three sets: 7-6(3) 1-6 6-4.
The showdown between Sabalenka and the young Australian lasted almost two hours. Aiava won the opening set with a tie break but then had to face a 1-6 1-3 disadvantage. However, she was able to turn the tide. She only lost one of the next six games and won the match with 6-4.
The reach the quarter-finals Aiava has to defeat Veronika Kudermetova. The Russian beat Ons Jabeur.
Alison van Uytvanck also reached the second round. The Belgian defeated Yafan Wang in two sets: 7-6(4) 6-3. Qualifier Elena Rybakina will be the next opponent for the ninth seed.