Australian Open 2019: Draw Impressions

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Women’s Singles Draw

  • Simona Halep may be the #1 seed, but she got a brutal draw.Β  If Halep reaches the semifinals, her confidence should be sky high, but many obstacles loom.
  • A Naomi Osaka – Serena Williams re-match could very well be in the cards for the semifinal round.
  • Angelique Kerber has a nicely manageable draw.Β  Caroline Wozniacki could stage a battle of Aussie Champions with Kerber in the semifinal round.
  • Petra Kvitova has momentum heading into the maiden 2019 slam.
  • Sloane Stephens, Victoria Azarenka, and Garbine MugaruzaΒ are all capable of winning this event even if their on resumes are not packed with recent successes.

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Men’s Singles Draw

  • Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round could turn the clock back to 2008.
  • Andy Murray faces a tough player with a ton of momentum in Roberto Bautista Agut.
  • Rafael Nadal has a nice path to the semifinal round.
  • If Dominic Thiem has properly adjusted to rebound ace, he is a player who seems physically ready to go 7 matches.Β  Being in Djokovic’s half of the draw does not help Thiem though.
  • Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas could stage a generational battle.
  • Many intriguing first round matches should get the tournament off to a great start.

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