Dellacqua out of Brisbane singles

Brisbane International wildcard Casey Dellacqua was knocked out in the opening round today by Serbian Bojana Jovanovski, 6-4 6-2.

The 26-year-old Australian showed hopeful form early going up a break in the first set, but was defeated by the strong young Serbian, who celebrated her twentieth birthday yesterday.

Despite today’s loss, Dellacqua isn’t out of the tournament yet – she still has the doubles to come. The West Australian is playing with young gun Ashleigh Barty against top seeds Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova.