The season post Australian Open 2021 will start with four tournaments: the ATP events in Cordoba, Montpellier and Singapore and the WTA tournament in Adelaide.
Cori Gauff, 16-year-old American star beat Jasmine Paolini 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-2 in the first-round match at the WTA of Adelaide. Gauff lost to fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina in straight sets at the Australian Open.
Ashleigh Barty, who lost in the Australian Open quarterfinals, is the defending champion: she got a wild-card entry and she will play American Danielle Collins in a second-round match.
In other Adelaide matches, French Open champion Iga Swiatek beat American Madison Brengle 6-3, 6-4, Petra Martic defeated Ludmila Samsonova 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 and Jil Teichmann beat Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 7- 6 (5).
Below th match-point of Cori Gauff vs Paolini’s challenge.
— wta (@WTA) February 23, 2021
Coco Gauff, 16-year-old American star beat Jasmine Paolini 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-2 in the first-round match at the WTA of Adelaide