When the Russian Kamilla Rakhimova failed to qualify for the Australian Open, she went on to play in the Phillip Island Trophy instead.

The WTA Tour tournament took place in Melbourne, and Rakhimova won the doubles with Ankita Raine from India. Rakhimova is used to succeed in the doubles. Six years ago, in 2015, she won the doubles in the Drottningens Pris in Stockholm. The Phillip Island Trophy finalists, Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova, have also visited Stockholm and participated in the Drottningens Pris.