9 Australians featured in opening-round qualifying singles matches on the Canadian Open, which is being staged in Montreal and Toronto this week.
Kimberly Birrell has defeated compatriot Daria Saville within the opening spherical of the qualifying singles competitors at a WTA 1000 event in Montreal.
The 25-year-old Birrell triumphed 6-3 6-4 in an all-Australian battle that lasted one hour and 45 minutes.
Saville, at the moment ranked No.163, was contesting her first match on arduous courtroom since injuring the ACL in her left knee at Tokyo in September final yr.
Along with her first-ever win on the Canadian Open, world No.114 Birrell strikes right into a final-round showdown with Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva.
World No.60 Putintseva is a three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist.
Aussies in motion – Montreal
Girls’s qualifying singles, first spherical
 Kimberly Birrell (AUS) d Daria Saville (AUS) 6-3 6-4
 Magdalena Frech (POL) d Storm Hunter (AUS) 6-2 6-2
Girls’s qualifying singles, last spherical
 Kimberly Birrell (AUS) v  Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
4 Australians have superior to the ultimate qualifying spherical on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Toronto.
Aleksandar Vukic and Max Purcell each dismissed Canadian hopes in straight units to make a promising begin to their qualifying quests, whereas Chris O’Connell and Thanasi Kokkinakis every edged out three-set victories.
Vukic and O’Connell, the top-ranked Australians within the qualifying draw, each face former top-20 gamers within the last qualifying spherical.
The highest-seeded Vukic meets former world No.8 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, whereas fourth seed O’Connell faces former world No.17 Cristian Garin of Chile.
Aussies in motion – Toronto
Males’s qualifying singles, first spherical
 Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) d [WC] Dan Martin (CAN) 6-3 6-4
 Chris O’Connell (AUS) d Thai-son Kwiatkowski (USA) 6-2 2-6 6-4
 Max Purcell (AUS) d Peter Polansky (CAN) 6-2 6-4
 Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) d Borna Gojo (CRO) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-5
 Fixed Lestienne (FRA) d James Duckworth (AUS) 6-1 2-6 6-4
 Taro Daniel (JPN) d Dane Sweeny (AUS) 7-6(4) 7-5
Males’s qualifying singles, last spherical
 Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v  Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
 Chris O’Connell (AUS) v  Cristian Garin (CHI)
 Max Purcell (AUS) v [WC] Brayden Schnur (CAN)
 Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v  Fixed Lestienne (FRA)
Males’s singles, first spherical
Alex de Minaur (AUS) v  Cameron Norrie (GBR)
Males’s doubles, first spherical
 Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Bye
John Friends (AUS)/Marcelo Melo (BRA) v Sander Gille (BEL)/Joran Vliegen (BEL)
Max Purcell (AUS)/Andrey Rublev v  Hugo Nys (MON)/Jan Zielinski (POL)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Jannik Sinner (ITA) v Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)
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