Saville, Millman open with qualifying wins
The Aussies made it two-from-two on a rainy opening day of Wimbledon qualifying on Monday, with Luke Saville and John Millman safely through to round two.
Australia’s Wimbledon qualifying hopes got off to the perfect start with two victories in two matches on Monday.
Luke Saville and John Millman both breezed through to the second round of the qualifying event in straight sets on a rain-affected day at Roehampton.
The three other Aussies scheduled for first-round action – Jason Kubler, Ben Mitchell and John-Patrick Smith – all had their matches held over to Tuesday.
Saville was the first of the Aussies through thanks to his 6-2 6-4 win over Chilean Nicolas Jarry; he will next take on 20th seed Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands.
Millman, the No.15 seed, raced to a 5-0 lead in his match later on Monday against Swede Christian Lindell, before wrapping up a comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory.
Although Lindell tried to throw Millman’s rhythm off with a healthy dose of drop shots, the Queenslander was too quick around the court and too crisp with his groundstrokes.
Rogowska, Rodionova set for women’s qualifying
The women’s qualifying draw was also completed on Monday, with Olivia Rogowska and Anastasia Rodionova set to fly the Aussie flag.
Rogowska takes on 16th seed Yafan Wang of China, while Rodionova has drawn a tough opponent in No.2 seed An-Sophie Mestach of Belgium.
Both women will also be in action on Tuesday alongside Kubler, Mitchell and Smith.