No Australian Open in 2018

This year marked the first time in 8 years Yanina had to play qualifiers to compete in a Grand Slam. She holds the Belgian record of most played consecutive slams (39).

Yanina won her first qualifying round with 6-4, 7-6 against a promising player from Switzerland, Jil Teichmann (WTA 141).

In her second round, she faced 19-year old Australian Priscilla Hon (WTA 214). She took the first set 6-2, but after a big fight, she lost the second 5-7 to Hon. In the deciding set, Hon grabbed the match with 1-6. 

Despite this setback Yanina is determined to take on the next challenge in Newport Beach, USA (Oracle Challenger).