Ajla won but it was much, much tougher than expected. She beat Jan ABAZA, unranked, who just turned 14
. Yes, she was born in 1995--makes Ajla seem old
. The score was 62 26 76(3). She next plays the #5 seed, Tina SCHIECHTL (#409).
And, yes, surprisingly, Hana also won. She beat the #16 seed Dominika DIESKOVA (#586) without much drama, 64 64. I believe this is Hana's first pro match. The ITF website says "There is no biography data on file for this player." Not for much longer!
Hana next plays Katarina KACHLIKOVA, currently unranked but with a career-high ranking of #217.
Good luck to the sisters! It would be great if Croatia could have a winning sister duo, like the Bondarenkos, Radwanskas and Williamses.