Australian Open Q1: Victoria Larriere (FRA) df. (WC)Arina Rodionova (AUS) 6-4 6-4
I didn't see the entire match but I managed to catch quite a bit of the second set. Rodionova was up *4-3 but Victoria won the final three games. I think Victoria has a very nice game. Her forehand is definitely her best shot. She has quite a big, sort of loopy takeback on it. She often runs around her backhand to hit her forehand. Her backhand isn't too bad either. Her serve seems to be pretty good. Although she did a few double faults towards the end. Some of her second serves were quite slow. I think she was struggling with her toss in the wind. I definitely she has at least Top 100 potential.
Anyway, great that she came through this match. She gets 40 WTA ranking points which is huge! Next up she plays (13)Mirjana Lucic. Will be a very tough match. I think we all know how good Lucic can be as a former Wimbledon semifinalist, but she's very hit and miss, so hopefully she has a bad day and I think Victoria has a pretty good chance of winning!
Victoria will play against Lucic tomorrow on Show Court 3 so once again it'll be livestreamed! Very fortunate. She's the fourth match on court with play starting at 10am local time.