April 18, 2024

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AO 2024 – Day 1 women’s final results

MELBOURNE, Australia – The first “first Sunday” edition of the Australian Open gets under way, with a limited schedule of first-round matches from the bottom half of the women’s draw.

The top player is No. 2 seed and reigning champion Aryna Sabalenka.

Only 16 of the 32 bottom-half and 64 total first-round matches will be played. But it’s a nice extra day of revenue for the tournament.

Leylah Fernandez is the only Canadian to be in action on either the men’s or women’s side. And she gets a teenaged qualifier in Sara Bejlek.

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Australian Open
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 14 – 28, 2024
Prize money: $86.5 million AUD
Draws: S128 / D64

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024
Final results
Singles, first round

Canadian content

[32] Leylah Fernandez (CAN) def. [Q] Sara Bejlek (CZE) 76 (5) 62

Injury retirements

[WC] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def [20] Magda Linette (POL) 62 20 retd

Upsets

[PR] Amanda Anisimova (USA) def [13] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 63 64
Diane Parry (FRA) def [30] Wang Xinyu (CHN) 63 26 63

Qualiferovas

[Q] Brenda Fruhvirtova (CZE) def Ana Bogdan (ROU) 26 64 63
[Q] Alina Korneeva (RUS) def Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 46 63 62
[Q] Maria Timofeeva (RUS) def [WC] Alizé Cornet (FRA) 62 64

Seeds advancing

[2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) def [Q] Ella Siedel (GER) 60 61
[8] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def Nao Hibino (JPN) 64 61
[9] Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) def [WC] Mai Hontama (JPN) 26 64 63
[28] Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) def Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 36 75 63

Other results (in alphabetical order)

Elina Avanesyan (RUS) def Bai Zhuoxuan (CHN) 46 75 62
Caroline Dolehide (USA) def [Q] Léolia Jeanjean (FRA) 62 64
Tamara Korpatsch (GBR) def Jodie Burrage (GBR) 26 63 60
Alycia Parks (USA) def [Q] Daria Snigur (UKR) 26 62 64
Kamilla Rakhimova (RUS) def Emina Bektas (USA) 64 64

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