In Melbourne launched an Open champion of Australia – the first of the season tournament series Grand slam. After the Margarita Gasparyan and Daria Kasatkina fight made up Maria Sharapova.
Maria started the tournament with a match against Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic. Sharapova resisted, but lost in two sets 3:6, 4:6. In the second meta Maria led 4-1, but then lost five games in a row. The match lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Donna Vekic continues to struggle in the tournament. In the second round to the Croat will play with the winner of the meeting between the French Alize cornet and Romanian Monica Niculescu.