MELBOURNE, Australia – Caroline Wozniacki, No. 3 of singers, successfully defended her Australian Open crown and opened the first Rod Laver Arena night session of the year with a solid 6-3, 6-3 defeat by Alison Van Uytvanck.
The Dane has only one single exit in the first round in Melbourne, to Yulia Putintseva in eleven previous stints in 2016, and it rarely seemed to run the risk that she would cover an hour and 33 minutes. In contrast, Van Uytvanck dropped to a 0-5 career record at the Australian Open and Wozniacki in a series of defeats against Wozniacki, having recently fallen 6-1, 6-4 in the second round in the second round of Rome was year.
In the early stages, both players looked at their games with intriguing effect, both of which were forced to save a breakpoint in their opening games. In Van Uytvanck's recent game against a top-1