Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 122) with a false note started the new tennis season. They lost Friday in the first qualifying round of the WTA-tournament in the Australian Brisbane (hard/ $ 1 million).
The 29-year-old Wickmayer went down in three sets down against the 22-year-old thuisspeelster Zoe Hives (WTA 223). It was 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 after 1 hour and 47-minute match.
Elise Mertens (WTA 12) is directly on the main table. She knows her first opponent yet.