Australian Open Draw 2019: Halep, Serena, Sharapova & Wozniacki Learn Their Fate

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 11-Jan-2019

Simona Halep faces a testing first-round tie against Kaia Kanepi in the Australian Open 2019 – a player she lost to at the same stage of the US Open.

The world No. 1 is in the same quarter as Serena Williams, who takes on Tatjana Maria in her opening match. Williams could meet Eugenie Bouchard in round two

Johanna Konta will get an opportunity at revenge when she faces Alja Tomljanovic, having lost to the Australian in the second round of the Brisbane International just a week or so ago, and could meet two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza in round two.

Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina are in the same half.

Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki could be on course for a third-round tie with Maria Sharapova, though she’ll have to come through Alison Van Uytvanck first.

Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber are the top seeds in the bottom quarter of the draw.

Katie Boulter meets Ekaterina Makarova in the opening round and is in the same half as Heather Watson, who begins against Croatia’s Petra Martic.

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Harriet Dart, meanwhile, will take on Serbia’s Ivana Jorovic in the final round of qualifying as she looks to book her spot in the main draw.

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