Both Jodie Burrage and Lily Miyazaki of the United Kingdom advanced with relative ease to the final round of qualifying for the Australian Open, which will take place the following week.
In Melbourne, Miyazaki earned a tie with American Coco Vandeweghe by virtue of a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) victory over South Korean opponent Jang Su-jeong.
Jodie Burrage won her match against Barbora Palicova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-2, and will now compete against Selena Janicijevic of France in the following round.
Katie Boulter, ranked third in Great Britain, was defeated by Polina Kudermetova, a youngster from Russia, 6-1, 6-3.
Boulter’s goal all along had been to compete at the Australian Open for the fourth time in the last five years.
Both Harriet Dart and Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom have already qualified for the main draw of the women’s singles event, despite the fact that Raducanu, the defending champion of the US Open, is still nursing an ankle injury.
At the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, which will begin on Monday, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Andy Murray, and Jack Draper have all earned spots in the main draw of the men’s singles competition.