09 January 2019 - Montenegrin tennis player Danka Kovinić reached the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers in Melbourne.
In order to qualify for the second round, Kovinić beat Liu Fangzhou from China 6:1 7:5. It took her one hour and fourteen minutes to reach victory in this match.
The twenty-four-year-old will now have to face Hungarian player Fanny Stollár, who eliminated Zhang Yuxuan 4:6 6:4 6:4.
The women’s singles qualifying for Australian Open runs from Tuesday 8 January – Friday 11 January 2019.
Kovinić currently takes the 174th place on the WTA list of the best players in the world.
Danka Kovinić is a Montenegrin professional tennis player from Herceg Novi and a member of the Montenegrin Fed Cup team. She started playing professionally in 2010. Her first WTA singles tournament was the 2013 Budapest Grand Prix, where Kovinić became the first ever Montenegrin to reach the quarterfinals of a WTA event. On 22 February 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46, while her best doubles ranking, No. 68, was achieved on 6 June 2016.
Read more information about Kovinić at her Australian Open Official Profile.