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Australian Daria Saville begins her grass-court season in model, eliminating one of many prime seeds at a WTA 250 event in Nice Britain.

Nottingham, Nice Britain, 11 June 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Nottingham, Nice Britain

Two Australians have superior to the second spherical in singles at a WTA 250 event in Nottingham.

Daria Saville made an emphatic begin to her grass-court season, eliminating world No.42 Clara Burel within the opening spherical.

World No.84 Saville posted a 6-3 6-3 victory towards the fourth-seeded Frenchwoman.

That is Saville’s eighth profession top-50 win on grass and simply her second since 2019.

The 30-year-old Australian will face one other Frenchwoman, world No.64 Diane Parry, within the subsequent spherical.

Kimberly Birrell continued her spectacular kind, scoring a 6-3 7-5 victory towards British qualifier Emily Appleton.

That is the world No.148’s first WTA-level main-draw win since October 2023.

The in-form Birrell has now gained 15 of her previous 18 matches, offering loads of confidence as she prepares for a second-round conflict with one other qualifier, Italian Lucrezia Stefanini.

Aussies in motion – Nottingham

RESULTS
Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Daria Saville (AUS) d [4] Clara Burel (FRA) 6-3 6-3
[Q] Kimberly Birrell (AUS) d [Q] Emily Appleton (GBR) 6-3 7-5

COMING UP
Ladies’s singles, second spherical
Daria Saville (AUS) v Diane Parry (FRA)
[Q] Kimberly Birrell (AUS) v [Q] Lucrezia Stefanini (ITA)

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
[2] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v Alycia Parks (USA)/Alana Smith (USA)

‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Just one match that includes an Australian was accomplished throughout a rain-interrupted day at a mixed ATP 250 and WTA 250 grass-court event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Rinky Hijikata mixed with American Mackenzie McDonald to edge out the all-American duo of Sebastian Korda and Tommy Paul in first-round males’s doubles motion.

Hijikata and McDonald scored a hard-fought 6-2 6-7(7) [10-7] victory to safe a quarterfinal spot.

Aussies in motion – ‘s-Hertogenbosch

RESULTS
Males’s doubles, first spherical
[WC] Rinky Hijikata (AUS)/Mackenzie McDonald (USA) d Sebastian Korda (USA)/Tommy Paul (USA) 6-2 6-7(7) [10-7]

COMING UP
Males’s singles, first spherical
[1] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Bye
[8] Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Milos Raonic (CAN)
Max Purcell (AUS) v Aleksandar Vukic (AUS)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v Rinky Hijikata (AUS)
[Q] Tristan Schoolkate (AUS)
 v [7] Sebastian Korda (USA)

Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Arina Rodionova (AUS) v [3] Ekaterina Alexandrova

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[4] Max Purcell (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Ryan Seggerman (USA)/Patrik Trhac (USA)
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) v [3] Ivan Dodig (CRO)/Henry Patten (GBR)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
[WC] Rinky Hijikata (AUS)/Mackenzie McDonald (USA) v TBC

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