Main-draw play began at the 2020 Brisbane International on Monday and we already have a Top 10 upset, as American Danielle Collins sent packing fourth seed Elina Svitolina in just 56 minutes. Top 20 players Angelique Kerber and Johanna Konta were also eliminated in the first round, losing to Samantha Stosur of Australia and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic respectively.
Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic officially debuted her K-Swiss partnership, sporting a blue and black colorblock outfit during a victory over compatriot Priscilla Hon. Talking about tennis apparel, notice qualifier Veronika Kudermetova wearing EA7 — I don’t remember ever seeing a player in the Armani label, do you?
Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Maria Sakkari were caught practicing, while Ashleigh Barty‘s routine involved cricket!
Our Jimmie48 also photographed two first-round doubles matches: the victory of Karolina Pliskova and Donna Vekic over Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Latisha and the win of Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens over Anett Kontaveit and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
MORE BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL 2020 PHOTOS:
- Sunday, January 5th: WTA players bring cheerful smiles to the All-Access Hour
- Saturday, January 4th: First round of qualifying begins, top players continue warm-up
- Friday, January 3rd: New coaching partnerships take the courts
- Thursday, January 2nd: Osaka arrives by helicopter; Barty, Sharapova, Vekic grind on practice courts