SECOND seed Olivia Rogowska has suffered a shock loss at the William Loud Bendigo International.
OUT: Second seed Olivia Rogowska has been eliminated from the first Bendigo International. Picture: JODIE DONELLAN
In an all-Melbourne first round battle, Rogowska was defeated 3-6 7-6 4-6 by Viktorija Rajicic on Wednesday.
The match was halted by rain midway through the second set and Rogowska seemingly regathered herself by clinching the set in a tiebreak.
But Rajicic served-out the match to upset the world number 166, who is ranked 126 places higher in the world.
Rajicic has now setup a second round clash against Belarus’ Ysaline Bonaventure.
Bonaventure won through 6-3 6-4 against Tammi Patterson.
In other results so far on Wednesday, Sally Peers defeated Ashley Keir 6-4 6-3 and eighth seed Irena Pavlovic overcame Ayaka Okuno 6-1 7-6.
Top seed Irina Falconi had no trouble sweeping past Sydney youngster Pamela Boyanov 6-0 6-1.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.