David Goffin in the first round of the Australian Open on at the Chilleen Christian Garin. For the women Elise Mertens affects the Slovakian Schmiedlova, Alison Van Uytvanck impinging directly on titelverdedigster Wozniacki… That turned out Thursday in Melbourne, the draw for the first grand slam tournament of the year.
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It is the first mutual duel between the 28-year-old David Goffin (ATP 22) and the 22-year-old Christian Garin(ATP 86). On qualification plays Goffin, the 21st seed, against the Spaniard Marcel Granollers (ATP 110) or the Romanian Marius Copil (ATP 61). In the third round, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (ATP 16) is a possible opponent. If Goffin, the eighth-finals, clashes he believed to be the Serb Novak Djokovic (ATP 1), the first seed and six-time winner ‘down under’. Last year lost to Goffin in the second round of the Frenchman Julien Benneteau.
Steve Darcis (ATP 315) in the first round, linked to the Croatian Borna Coric (ATP 12), the eleventh seed. The Also made last week on his comeback to the ATP Tour after more than a year absence due to a sore elbow. He made it to the semi-finals of the tournament in the Indian Pune. The 34-year-old Darcis played never against the 22-year-old Coric.
Defending champion Roger Federer (ATP 3) opens its tournament against the Uzbek Denis Istomin (ATP 99). Djokovic may be the record against a qualifier. That is possible Kimmer Coppejans (ATP 216), if that Friday is also the third qualifier to win.
Mertens found Schmiedlova, Van Uytvanck collides with titelverdedigster Wozniacki
For the women, Elise Mertens (WTA 12) to Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (WTA 77) associated with it. It is their first mutual duel. The Limburg took last year in the semi-finals in Melbourne and has a lot of WTA points to defend. With a win against Schmiedlova, Wednesday in Hobart Alison Van Uytvanck defeated, plays Mertens against the Russian Margarita Gasparyan (WTA 91) or a qualifier.
Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 51) had no luck in the draw. They should be in the first round on the track against the Danish titelverdedigster Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3). Last year played the two for the first time against each other on the graveltoernooi of Rome. Wozniacki then won with 6-1 and 6-4. Of Uyvanck was in her four previous participations in the Australian Open time in the first round gewipt.
Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 49) past the belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (WTA 33) to the second round. Who defeated them last year on the graveltoernooi of Lugano in three sets. Flipkens took as revenge for the defeat in 2017 on the hardcourttoernooi of Budapest. The 33-year-old Flipkens stands for the eleventh time on the main table in Melbourne. A fourth round in 2013 (against Maria Sharapova) is her best result. Last year she was in the second round, eliminated by Magdalena Rybarikova.
Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 158) the fourth Belgian on the main table. They must, however, Friday its last qualifier against the Dutch Richel Hogenkamp (WTA 168), win.
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