The American player Allycia parks, number 218 of the WTA, won in the qualifying round of the Australian Open in one hour and fifty-five minutes by 6-3, 1-6 and 6-2 to the American player Jamie loeb, number 179 of the WTA. With this result, the winner manages to add new points to her ranking to be able to participate in the Australian Open.
In the tournament Melbourne (Australian Open Indiv. Fem.) there is previously a qualification phase in which the tennis players with the lowest rankings face to obtain the maximum possible score to enter the official tournament with the rest of the contestants. Specifically, a total of 128 tennis players participate in this stage of the competition. In addition, it takes place from January 9 to 30 on an outdoor hard court.