Tomljanovic beats Hon at Qatar Open
Australian No.2 Ajla Tomljanovic beats compatriot Priscilla Hon at the Qatar Open.
Australian No. Ajla Tomljanovic beat compatriot Priscilla Hon in straight sets on Sunday to advance to the second round of the Qatar Open.
Tomljanovic’s 6-2 6-4 victory in Doha means she will now meet Australian Open runner-up and No.11 seed Garbine Muguruza, who beat Daria Kasatkina 7-5 5-7 6-3 on Sunday.
Hon beat Ludmilla Samsonova in qualifying to make the main draw.
Defending champion and tournament No.16 seed Elise Mertens also went through, beating China’s Wang Qiang 6-1 6-2.
World No.1 and top seed Ash Barty will begin her campaign in the second round when she meets Germany’s Laura Siegemund.