Following the event at Kooyong, she was quoted as saying she needed a break away from tennis and would seek that out following the Australian Open.
In the last two Australian Open's Halep had lost in the first round and looked to be on track to do the same when she fell behind 5-2 to the hard-hitting hometown player.
Aiava is one of Australia's brightest young talents, but her potential off-court issues are of serious concern and things could get very ugly if she doesn't arrive on Rod Laver Arena ready to play and fight for a spot in the second round against the best in the world right now. The 23-year-old Pera is making her Grand Slam debut. As a 16-year-old qualifying wildcard, she navigated her way to the main draw of the US Open in 2008, losing 6-3, 6-4 to Dinara Safina. She served five aces in six attempts to open the match - four in the first game and another on the second point of her next service game.
If anyone was in any doubt about the state of Simona Halep's left ankle, they got their answer approximately seven minutes into Thursday night's encounter with Eugenie Bouchard - and it was a comprehensive one too.
But the fearless teenager's charge to the first set in her first appearance on Rod Laver Arena came to a dramatic halt as she called for a medical timeout at the change of ends, complaining of breathing problems.
Having nothing to lose, she took advantage of a slower start from the Romanian and quickly took the lead. "I think today she played well", the Spaniard said. "I couldn't practice much but during the match I just forgot about it".
She refused to give up. The most recent match was in the 2014 WTA Championships, a match Halep won in two sets.
"I've been on tour too long, so there must be a few interesting matches in my life", Su-Wei said. I just have to stay there.
No.11 seed Kristina Mladenovic faces World No.104 Ana Bogdan, who is yet to crack the Top 100 despite competing in her sixth Slam main draw, all via either direct entry or qualifying, and winning a round three times. "I feel that is nothing broken, but still the pain was big. I love it here", said the Russian, who returned from her drugs ban in April a year ago.