Finally after many expectations, fears, controversies, controversies and hopes, the Australian Open 2021 has begun, the first Grand Slam of the season that will be played at Melbourne Park from 8 to 21 February, with the presence of a part of the crowd in the stands.
All the greatest tennis players on the planet have therefore made an appointment in Melbourne to play one of the most fascinating and important sporting events of the sporting season, the first real appointment with great tennis after the appetizer of the ATP and WTA events in Melbourne the week before the Australian Open.
There is no Roger Federer, who will return on the court in the next ATP Doha event. Significant victory of world number one Ashleigh Barty against Ekaterina Alexandrova. The home player, who had risked squandering a 6-1 5-2 lead against Daria Gavrilova, responds to the tension with a 6-2 6-4 that she builds in just over seventy minutes of play.
Shelby Rogers will be waiting for her in the second round.