Elina Svitolina started the Australian Open 2024 with a confident victory

The first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open, continues in Melbourne. After Lesya Tsurenko and Daria Snigur, on Monday, January 15, the first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina also started here.

I started with a very confident victory. Svitolina almost did not notice the Australian Tayla Preston on her way – a victory in two sets 6:2, 6:2. The match lasted exactly one hour. Elina made two serves, made thirteen winners, made twelve unforced errors, but did not make double faults.

Australian Open-2024. First round
Elina Svitolina (19, Ukraine) – Tayla Preston (WC, Australia) 2:0 (6:2, 6:2)

It was the first head-to-head match between the rivals at the WTA level. It should be noted that in the world ranking, Taila Preston is outside the top 200, and she made it to the main draw of the Australian Open-2024 by wild cards.

In the next round, Elina Svitolina will play against Bulgaria’s Viktoria Tomova.