Australian Open preview: R1 v Tomljanovic, Bethanie not competing

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Are you ready to join #TeamSafarova for the first Grand Slam of the year and look into Lucie’s draw ?
First of all, Lucie is seeded (as number 29). In R1, the Czech will play against Ajla Tomljanovic (#WTA 108) that Lucie has always beaten in the 2 times they met. 

If she wins, she will then either meet WTA #37 Sorana Cirstea (Lucie leads the Head to Head 4-1) or WTA #60 Zarina Diyas (Lucie lead the H2H 2-0). If she reaches R3, Lucie will most probably face fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova (Kaja leads the H2H 5-2). R4 potential opponents include Johanna Konta or Barbora Strycova while Simona Halep or Petra Kvitova could be  on the other side of the net in quarterfinals. Rob Steckley and Lucie are already in Melbourne to get ready for next week. 

You can check the full singles draw here

Lucie will also play doubles but Bethanie Mattek-Sands will not compete this year as she is still recovering from her knee injury. Czech media announced that Lucie will team up with Barbora Strycova, like she did at the US Open 2017. The Women’s doubles draw has not yet been released but we will keep you posted. Lucie is the defending Champion as she won last year’s Australian Open with Bethanie. 

We wish Lucie, Rob and Bara good luck in Melbourne! 

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3 thoughts on “Australian Open preview: R1 v Tomljanovic, Bethanie not competing”

  1. Indranil says:

    So proud of her. go Lucieeeeeeeeeee

  2. Johnny says:

    So happy that Lucie is seeded and that for once her draw is not so bad. She should be able to reach the 3rd round and if she plays like she did in the first 2 sets against Kerber maybe go much deeper (assuming someone takes care of Petra 🙂
    Good Luck Lucie 🙂 and don’t give up if you fail to convert match points!

  3. Peter Kemp says:

    A much better draw for you. Also go the amended team Bucie( Babora has the same first initial as Bettina), be there next Friday so I can cheer you to a win.

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