Indian Wells, CA, United States, 5 March 2019 | tennis.com.au
Priscilla Hon advanced to the final round of Indian Wells qualifying on Monday (local time) with a three-set victory over top seed Anastasia Potapova.
Hon stormed back to win 6-7(3) 6-4 6-0, snapping a three-match losing streak with victory over the world No.72.
The Queenslander next faces Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova for a place in the main draw, where she would join four of her countrywomen.
The WTA draw was conducted the same afternoon, with Ash Barty leading the Australian charge as the No.12 seed.
She receives a first-round bye before a second-round meeting against either Magdalena Rybarikova or Tatjana Maria.
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In the same segment of the draw as Barty is Daria Gavrilova, who has a tough opener against in-form Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska; the winner progresses to a second-round meeting with 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Ajla Tomljanovic and Samantha Stosur find themselves in the top half of the draw.
Tomljanovic has drawn Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, with the winner earning a shot at No.9 seed Aryna Sabalenka, while Stosur takes on American wildcard Madison Brengle first up.
Should Stosur win, 11th seed Anastasia Sevastova awaits.
The ATP draw will be conducted on Tuesday at 3pm local time.