Harriet Dart reached the second round of qualifying for the Australian Open in Melbourne, but three other Brits bowed out.

Dart beat Bulgaria’s world No 194 Elitsa Kostova 6-4 6-1 in 75 minutes, despite the poor air quality caused by ongoing wildfires.

The 23-year-old will take on American 15th seed Nicole Gibbs next as she attempts to make the main draw in Melbourne.

The world No 169’s victory was a rare success for British players on day one, with Liam Broady, Jay Clarke and Naiktha Bains all suffering defeats.