It was only on Saturday that she won the Adelaide International Tennis Tournament, and if nothing else, the win cemented her place as one of the top contenders for the first Grand Slam of the year that begins at Melbourne on Monday.
Normal service resumed with Ashleigh Barty sweeping into the Australian Open third round in straight sets.
Tsurenko had won the only time the couple had played before, and despite her low 120 rating, she returned from an elbow injury and is a better player than her rating suggests.
Not content chasing singles glory, Barty partnered German Julia Goerges to a 6-2 6-3 win over Jessica Moore and Astra Sharma at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
"I think I was pressing a little bit early and I made a few too many errors but I was able to tighten the screws in the second set and run away with it".
"It was really nice to sort it out in the second set".
"Polona's got the ability to blow you off the court but once I got my opportunities I was able to take them".
Australia's Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning the match against Slovenia's Polona Hercog.
It is not the first time Barty has arrived at Melbourne Park as the local hope in the women's draw, but it was her maiden appearance at the season-opening major wearing the mantle of world number one.
Her successes saw her become the first Australian woman since Evonne Goolagong-Cawley to gain the world No. 1 accolade and also raised hopes that she could end the country's 42-year wait for a home victor in Melbourne.
"It's fantastic to be back out here", she said.
Nothing the Australian weather could throw at her was about to put Barty off her stride, however, as she continued her quest to become the first home-grown champion at the Australian Open since Chris O'Neil at Kooyong in 1978.
In command from the outset, the top seed swept to a confidence-boosting 6-1 6-4 success despite Hercog's second-set resistance.
Barty again flew out of the blocks in the third and deciding set to snare a double break and lead 4-0.
She described the support in the Rod Laver Arena as "absolutely incredible" and said she was looking forward to playing there.
"I couldn't wait to walk out here on this handsome court in front of so many people that give me such love and support", Barty said.
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