Aussie women star at Wimbledon qualies

Seven women have won their opening Wimbledon qualifying matches in the best result from the Australian female contingent in almost 30 years.

Australian women have enjoyed their best day at Wimbledon qualifying in almost 30 years with seven advancing to the second round.

Fifth seed Maddison Inglis romped home after a tough first set against Dutchwoman Indy De Vroome, banking a 7-6 (10-8) 6-1 victory on Tuesday at Roehampton, which is close to the Wimbledon complex.

West Australian Astra Sharma, seeded 10th, survived a tough contest with Switzerland's Joanne Zuger 7-6 (8-6) 6-4, while Zoe Hives caused an upset by eliminating 20th-seeded Romanian Gabriela Lee 6-2 6-4.

Jaimee Fourlis saved two match points in a comeback victory against Bosnia's Dea Herdzelas 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.

Priscilla Hon, Lizette Cabrera and Storm Sanders also recorded first-round wins, capping the best day for an Australian contingent in 28 years.

There were four casualties in the 11-strong Aussie women's field, with Olivia Gadecki, Ellen Perez, Seone Mendez and Kaylah McPhee all eliminated.

Players need to win three rounds to earn a coveted main draw spot in the grass-court grand slam .