Headline names survive Ballarat Open first round

Kingston teenager Zoe Hives made light work of her first round opponent Jessica Brzozowska in the Ballarat Open Gold AMT main draw this afternoon.

Hives advanced 6-2 63 after one hour, 31 minutes on court for her women's singles match at Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre.

Top seed Su-Wei Hshieh, the reigning Wimbledon women's doubles champion, and defending champion Viktorija Rajicic also claimed first-round victories in straight sets this afternoon.

Rajicic's younger sister Monika will face Hsieh in women's singles action tomorrow morning.

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