the Spaniard defeated hemmaspelaren James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in her comeback. Nadal has not played since the US Open in september, where he went on to the semifinal, and underwent later in the autumn a fotledsoperation.
"It was an important victory, for it was the first in a while and it gives me the opportunity to play more, which I need," says Nadal.
Nadal was forced to stand over the year's first tournament in Brisbane due to lårproblem, but says that he has put it behind him.
" It was a minor thing. You will always get a little småont the first few weeks after having been away for a while.
took them at the same time easily made it through to the second round. Världstrean a win against the 99th-ranked uzbeken Denis Istomin 3-0 in sets (6-3, 6-4, 6-4). In the second round, waiting for the british kvalspelaren Dan Evans, ranked 189 in the world.
Complete victory for Rebecca Peterson in the premiere
Johanna Larsson won the battle in the heat