Iga Swiatek - Wimbledon 2018 - Getty
January 11, 2019
Wimbledon girls' champion Iga Swiatek, three-time WTA quarterfinalist Veronika Kudermetova and junior World No.1 Clara Burel are among the seven players who will compete in a Grand Slam main draw for the first time next week at the Australian Open.
Bianca Andreescu - Auckland 2019 - Getty
January 11, 2019
Auckland runner-up Bianca Andreescu progressed to the Australian Open main draw when Tereza Smitkova retired in the final round of qualifying, while home favorite Astra Sharma saved three match points against Irina Khromacheva and Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek powered past Danielle Lao to join her.
Astra Sharma - Australian Open 2019 - Getty
January 9, 2019
Astra Sharma sprung the biggest upset of Australian Open qualifying so far, eliminating top-seeded Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, while there were also wins for Auckland runner-up Bianca Andreescu and doubles World No.1 Barbora Krejcikova.