Sabalenka sent packing after quick loss to Juvan in Adelaide
The second seed appeared to be in control of the match after an early break, but some inspired play from Juvan led to the Slovenian rallying back to triumph in a 7-6(6) 6-1 victory.
After some big hitting from Sabalenka that saw the Belarusian lead 2-1 in the opening set, Kuvan was able to capitalize on her opponent's inconsistency to break back and level the score. With neither woman willing to give way, a tiebreak ensued that saw the World No.100 prevail.
Sabalenka had opportunities to regain momentum in the second set, but was undone by some atrocious serving. The World No.2 hit an appalling 18 double faults in the match, winning only 1 of 14 points on her second serve. Without one of her biggest weapons, Sabalenka was unable to withstand the relentless attack from her Slovenian opponent, who clinched the match after just 89 minutes.