It was a nattmatch of the English language, after the previous match took almost four hours. 3.52 stopped matchklockan for hemmasonen Alex de Minaur when he finally defeated Henri Laaksonen from Switzerland.
Rebecca Peterson opened the stable, and took the first game at own serve. But the hitting Maria Sharapova countered directly, and managed to take the next game and then break the serve.
the First set ended 2-6, despite the fact that Peterson at times played well. Worse started the second set, which the swede had a hard time to get a grip on the world, even if she sometimes glimmering, and setsiffran 1-6 reflects the run of the game quite clearly.
Rebecca Peterson it as a match, to get to meet one of the very best at a big arena.
"I have actually been waiting for this for a very long time," said the swede before the match.
It has been a few months, but game of the English language for the Australian Open, due to a sprained left foot. But in the first match, against the Romanian language Soran Cirstea, seemed not to worry her.
Sjarapovas ranking ahead of the competition is maybe not overly terrifying, with a 30th place. But her credentials speak another language. The world number one in 2005, a win percentage of 79% and a victory in the French open 2014 as their last of five grand slam wins.
dopningsavstängning has, however, made to the titles of the last few years has been absent for 31-year-old, even if she reached the quarterfinals at the French open last year.
Sharapova started the Australian Open decisively, and have not released a single game against brittiskan Harriet Dart.
the Next round of meet's defending champion Caroline Wozniacki in the next round. The dane beating Johanna Larsson.
Peterson has a chance in tomorrow's doubles.