In the first round match of the tennis tournament Mallorca Open (grass, prize Fund 226 thousand dollars) ex-first racket of the world Victoria Azarenka defeated Japanese girl Risa Ozaki 6:3, 4:6, 7:6.
The game was interrupted just after nightfall when the score was in favor of the Japanese 5:4 in the third set.
The match lasted 164 minutes.
Victoria Azarenka went on maternity leave in spring 2016. 19 December, she gave birth to her son Leo.
In the next match the Belarusian will play Croatian Ana Groom.
In the second round match of the Czech Kristina Pliskova defeated Italian Francesca Schiavone 6:3, 7:6.