The Gold medalist started her AO campaign by dismissing on court 14 the Romanian Patricia Tig 6-0 6-1 in 53 minutes. The Puerto Rican was superior in all aspects of the game, by firing 2 aces and breaking 5 times the serve of her younger opponent.
Genie Bouchard wasted no time on the last match of Margaret Court Arena by defeating the rising star Louisa Chirico 6-0 6-4. Despite the fact, that Chirico fired 3 aces and had a higher percentage than her rival, she was able to win her serve only 3 times, as Genie was on fire on the return. The Canadian closed the contest after 55 minutes to secure a spot in the next round.
The former world nº1 Jelena Jankovic overcame a tough first round opponent, after 2 hours and 37 minutes of battling on Court 8. The first two sets were similar as score 6-1, 1-6, as each player has won one. Going into the decider, the experience of the Serbian was the key as she took the decisive break at 4-4 to claim the victory against the talented Laura Siegemund.