Sydney, 2 March 2011 |

Fourteen-year-old Queenslander Ashleigh Barty has come from one set behind to knock out fellow qualifier Bojana Bobusic of Western Australia in a tense first-round match, 4-6 6-3 6-3 in her opening match of the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis International.

Barty will be joined in the next round by rising Australian star and third-seeded Melburnian Olivia Rogowska who enjoyed a confident victory.

The Commonwealth Games silver medallist only conceded two games as she defeated local wildcard Daniela Scivetti in straight sets and will now meet fellow 19-year-old Gail Brodsky (USA) in the second round.

In other results on day three, former British No.1 Katie O’Brien overcame Japan’s Erika Takao in a tough three-set contest while young qualifier Rachel Tredoux of Queensland was no match for Korea’s No.3 ranked player Ye-Ra Lee.

Japan’s Kumiko Iijima, the top seed, was also impressive in the first round and will now face Australia’s Alison Bai in her next match.

Second-round matches will commence on Thursday, with seven Australians including Rogowska and Barty in contention for a place in the quarterfinals.

Wednesday 2 March – latest results



Sydney Olympic Park International – Sydney, Australia (Hard)

R32 [1] Kumiko Iijima (JPN) d [Q] Nicola George (GBR) 6-2 6-0

R32 Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) d [WC] Vikorija Rajicic (Vic) 6-4 6-2

R32 [6] Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) 6-3 4-6 6-4

R32 [Q] Ashleigh Barty (Qld) d [Q] Bojana Bobusic (WA) 4-6 6-3 6-3

R32 [7] Rika Fujiwara (JPN) d [Q] Mia Vriens (NSW) 6-0 6-3

R32 [8] Chiaki Okadaue (JPN) d [Q] Emily Hewson (NSW) 6-0 7-5

R32 Gail Brodsky (USA) d [Q] Ksenia Kirillova (RUS) 6-2 6-2

R32 [3] Olivia Rogowska (Vic) d [WC] Daniela Scivetti (NSW) 6-2 6-0

R32 [5] Ye-Ra Lee (KOR) d [Q] Rachel Tredoux (Qld) 6-2 6-0

R32 [2] Katie O’Brien (GBR) d Erika Takao (JPN) 6-3 5-7 6-4

Thursday 3 March – upcoming matches



Sydney Olympic Park International – Sydney, Australia (Hard)

R16 Alison Bai (ACT) v [1] Kumiko Iijima (JPN)

R16 Marija Mirkovic (Vic) v [Q] Ashleigh Barty (Qld)

R16 Isabella Holland (Qld) v [7] Rika Fujiwara (JPN)

R16 Shannon Golds (Qld) v [8] Chiaki Okadaue (JPN)

R16 [WC] Daniella Dominikovic (NSW) v [5] Ye-Ra Lee (KOR)

R16 Yurika Sema (JPN) v [2] Katie O’Brien (GBR)

R16 Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) v [6] Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE)

R16 [3] Olivia Rogowska (Vic) v Gail Brodsky (USA)