Tomljanovic defeats Maria at the Kooyong Classic

Maria was defeated by Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia 6-1 1-6 (11-9) at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, Australia.

After the match at the warm-up event for the Australian Open, Maria said:

‘Ajla did a much better job of handling the gusty conditions today in the first set and I just was being a little bit more aggressive in the second and putting a little more pressure on her”