Men’s Draw for 2019 Australian Open in Melbourne sets 1st round pairs
Men’s Draw for 2019 Australian Open in Melbourne sets 1st round pairs
Australian Open 2019 schedule, dates: When does the Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne start and finish?
10 January, 2019, 14:39
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, who claimed her first major title by beating Halep in the final of the Australian Open past year, will start the defence of her title against Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium.
A second Australian Open title will be a ideal birthday gift for world number two Angelique Kerber, who turns 31 in the first week of the tournament.
Unseeded Estonian Kanepi knocked Halep out of the first round at Flushing Meadows past year, making the Romanian the first top seed to lose at that tournament's earliest stage. "It's something that I clearly want but I have to be able to get there and beat a lot of good players to get it", the American said.
Japan's Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, kicks off her tournament against Poland's Magda Linette and is in line to meet Australia's Daria Gavrilova round two. Regarding the controversial final against Osaka at Flushing Meadows - when she raged against umpire Carlos Ramos who imposed three code violations, the final one resulting in the loss of a game - Williams said she had put it put behind her and meant to "move on to bigger and better things". "The women have to think she was 60-70 per cent past year reaching when two finals".
Osaka suffered a straight-sets loss to Lesia Tsurenko in the semi-final of the Brisbane International and withdrew from the Sydney International in frustration. I feel at home here.
And Evert says the prospect of a fully fit Williams could strike fear into her rivals.
The Serbian world number one and his Swiss opponent have won eight of the nine titles on the Rod Laver Arena since 2010, and 11 of the last 13 on the bright blue courts in central Melbourne. Wozniacki proved she can still compete by winning in Beijing in October but whether she can cope with the gruelling two-week slog of a Grand Slam remains to be seen, and she was bundled out of the Auckland Classic last week in round two.
Wozniacki also has a question mark over her fitness after the 28-year-old Dane revealed her battle with rheumatoid arthritis last October, but has since claimed that she has learnt to live with it.
She has looked sharp at the Hopman Cup and maintained her 100% singles record even though Germany lost to Federer's Switzerland in the final.
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"I'm surprised that I'm still at this level, that I'm still in the top 10".
Amid unsavoury scenes, Osaka went on to win her maiden grand slam title.
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Total lunar eclipse happening January 20
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Hardik Pandya, K. L. Rahul issued show-cause notice by BCCI
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Tom Thibodeau Fired By Minnesota Timberwolves
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R. Kelly's attorney responds to allegations made in docu-series
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