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.
Play is underway at the Coupe Banque Nationale in Québec City, but before the players took to the court they were challenged to a round of trivia at the player party!
On the rise Americans CiCi Bellis and Samantha Crawford scored wins on Canadian soil, winning in their Coupe Banque Nationale openers.
Heather Watson and Katie Swan helped Great Britain set up a Fed Cup promotion play-off against Belgium, while in Europe the heavyweights prepare to duke it out in the World Group first round.
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova captured the first WTA title of her career, cooling off the red-hot Camila Giorgi in an all-WTA Rising Star final at the Katowice Open in Poland.
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