Brisbane PHOTOS: First round of qualifying begins, top players continue warm-up


Qualifying action kicked off at the Brisbane International on Saturday, while top players continued their preparation for the start of the 2020 season. Our photographer Jimmie48 was all over the place, covering both on-court and off-court activities.

Yulia Putintseva, Kristina Mladenovic, Marta Kostyuk and Marie Bouzkova are among those who overcame their first-round obstacles on their way to the main draw.

Karolina Muchova, Barbora Strycova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Petra Kvitova, Donna Vekic and new Adidas star Maria Sakkari were all caught practicing on Saturday, as well as Dayana Yastremska, with her shirtless coach Sascha Bajin.

Sofia Kenin and Kiki Bertens attended the draw ceremony, while Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens visited fans in the on-site waterpark.


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