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Halep to face Kanepi in first round of Australian Open

IANS  |  Melbourne 

World No. 1 Romania's will face Estonia's in the first round of the Australian Open, according to the draw on Thursday.

Halep lost last year's final to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki, who will play against Belgium's in her opening match, reports news.

If Wozniacki makes it past the first two rounds, she could meet Russia's (30) in the third.

Seven time champion of the will return to the tournament after missing it last year.

The 16th ranked will play Germany's Tatjana Maria in the first round and could meet Spain's (23) in her third match.

In the later rounds, could face Spain's Garbine Muguruza, Belgium's and Ukraine's or Suarez and Williams.

Germany's Angelique Kerber, second favourite, will face Slovenia's in her opening match.

Local hope Ashleigh Barty will face Thailand's in her opening match and could go on to meet Wozniacki in the round-of-16.

Puerto Rico's Monica Puig, who made it to the second round of last year's edition, will play her first match against Russia's

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:56 IST
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