Barty loses opener in Brisbane

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty entered Brisbane International as the big favorite, but lost her first game to a little-known American.

In her opening game and in front of her compatriots, Barty was asked to face Jennifer Brady, who had started from the qualifiers.

Barrt lost the first set 6-4 and although she did everything to equalize, she failed, disappointing the public.

Brady, though an underdog, had made her presence felt as she had qualified over former No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the previous round.

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