Australia: women's draw drawn

As on the men’s side, the Australian Open women’s draw was also drawn, of course. Ashley Barty, who starts as the top favourite, will face a player from the standings. It should be remembered that the Australian was consecrated in the first WTA500 of the season by beating in the final in Adelaide Elena Rybakina.

In 2021, Barty sealed her magnificent return to the tour by joining a select group of players who finished as World No. 1 for three seasons in a row. The Queensland original occupies that list alongside Steffi graf, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert Y Serena Williams.

On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2 in the world and without victories in 2022) will face Storm Sanders, while Garbiñe Muguruza, No. 3, will debut in the first round against the French Clara Burel; while her compatriot Paula Badosa (8) will open her way against the local Ajla Tomljanovic.

Naomi Osaka, today No. 14 in the WTA ranking, will go in defense of a title that will allow her not to continue falling in the world rankings. In this context, she will start her path against the Colombian Camila Osorio, leader of the region, who will open the season right here after overcoming Covid-19. Meanwhile, the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia will start against a Qualy. It should be remembered that Nadia Podoroska He is not part of the tour due to injury.

What’s more, Emma Raducanu, champion of the US Open, exposes herself before Sloane Stephens (also winner of a title in New York, in 2017).

Regarding the other Grand Slam champions, the Romanian Simona Halep (14) will debut against the Polish Magdalena Frech; the German Angelique Kerber (16) against the Estonian Kaia Kanepi and the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (24) against the Hungarian Panna Udvardy.

The Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (26) will play in the first round against the Slovakian Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, the American Sofia Kenin (11) against her compatriot Madison Keys and the Polish Iga Swiatek (7) against a player from the previous one.

Possible Round of 16:

Ashleigh Barty (AUS, 1) vs. Naomi Osaka (JAP, 13)

Ons Jabeur (TUN, 9) vs. Maria Sakkari (GRE, 5)

Barbora Krejcikova (RCH, 4) vs. Elina Svitolina (UCR, 15)

Sofia Kenin (USA, 11) vs. Paula Badosa (ESP, 8)

Anett Kontaveit (EST, 6) vs. Elena Rybakina (KAZ, 12)

Simona Halep (RUM, 14) against Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP, 3)

Iga Swiatek (POL, 7) vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS, 10)

Angelique Kerber (ALE, 16) vs. Aryna Sabalenka (BIE, 2)