The dominant Australian Open women’s favourite and the man who was two sets up in last year’s final begin their Melbourne Park campaigns tonight.
Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who won the French and US Opens last year, is the clear top contender for Ash Barty’s crown and starts against promising German Jule Niemeier on Rod Laver Arena.
Swiatek is the world No.1 by an enormous distance – more than double world No.2 Ons Jabeur’s points total.
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“It’s hard to pick anyone else to win (the tournament) ahead of Swiatek,” tennis great and ESPN analyst Pam Shriver said pre-event.
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