The French Open winner of 2017, Jelena Ostapenko (LVA) was the expected tough opponent in the second round of the Australian Open. After a great start to the match and a quick 3-0 lead from Belinda, Jelena Ostapenko grew stronger and went 4:3 ahead. At a score of 5:5, Belinda made the decisive break to bring the 1st set home with 7:5. At the score of 2:5 in the second set, it already looked like an extension. From then on, Belinda played very bravely, took the balls much earlier and the rate of the first serve improved significantly, so that the wages in the end were 7:5 7:5. The next opponent is Estonian Anett Kontaveit.