MINSK, 13 January (BelTA) – Belarus' world number 138 Olga Govortsova has reached the Australian Open qualifying final, BelTA has learned.
In her second qualifying match the Belarusian saw off world number 206 Daniela Seguel of Chile, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Olga Govortsova will next face Italy's world number 113 Martina Trevisan. In the first qualifying match Olga Govortsova defeated Italy's world number 181 Lucrezia Stefanini, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
The Australian Open main draw will run in Melbourne from 17 to 30 January. Competing in the women's event will be world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka, Victoria Azarenka (25), and Aliaksandra Sasnovich (77). Victoria Azarenka won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013. The men's event will feature Ilya Ivashka (48) and Egor Gerasimov (106).