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.
Bianca Andreescu (Getty)
January 10, 2019
18-year-old Bianca Andreescu, a finalist in Auckland last week, finds herself a match away from the 2019 Australian Open main draw, along with fellow teenagers Marta Kostyuk and Iga Swiatek, as well as Olga Govortsova, a mom on the comeback trail.
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.
Wang Xiyu - US Open 2018 - Getty
January 8, 2019
US Open junior champion Wang Xiyu and Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek both made winning starts to their first senior Grand Slam qualifying campaigns in Australian Open qualifying - but 2018 headliners Lauren Davis, Jana Fett and Denisa Allertova fell at the first hurdle.
Roberta Vinci (Getty)
January 10, 2018
From veteran comebacks to juniors hungry for a breakthrough, the Australian Open qualifying field has it all.