Australia Without defending champion Serena Williams from the draw in the Australian Open, theres an opportunity for one more player to emerge as a time Grand Slam champion. Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did it last year. Do not explain the first Grand Slam of the year. I get asked that question, it comes in form of acknowledging many said instead of an unfavorable manner. The depth in tennis is becoming so strong. There’s no sailing into the quarters or semis. Williams withdrew to recoup from health issues following a childbirth in September. There’s a lot of excellent players. Stephens said.
It’s up for grabs. A brand-new face will hold the trophy. The No. 1 ranking changed 7 times in 2017, with five girls holding top place 3 for the very first time. Top ranked Simona Halep is seeking to win her first major. She won the season of Shenzhen Open in China, but has combined effects at Melbourne Park, losing in the very first round in 2017 and 2016. I do not feel pressure, Halep said. I feel OK. She’s struggled to adapt to the stardom that’s include being won a match, but believes she will find her game. I think it’s always a tough transition whenever you pass by not playing tennis to 11 months into winning a Grand Slam, she explained.
I like into just stay at my own little bubble and do my own thing. Ostapenko, 20, has climbed the rankings after her spectacular Win in the French Open. Venus Williams is a threat in 37 decades old after his runner-up to her sister last year. Angelique Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open winner, even won the Sydney International title Saturday. Garbie Muguruza is the reigning Wimbledon champion, although his health has been at question at the beginning of the year. Caroline Wozniacki had a career reviving 2017 season and could return into the No. 1 ranking for the very first time in six years with a powerful showing in Melbourne.
Maria Sharapova, the 2008 winner, returns after missing past decades Australian Open due to a drug suspension. And after that there’s Elina Svitolina that earned her 10th tour title in the Brisbane International on Jan. She’s a shot at No. 1 throughout the Australian Open. Men’s outlook – Novak Djokovic is back from 6 Months off the tour with a remodeled service movement partially motivated by Andre Agassi and an increasing confidence he may get his sore right elbow throughout the Australian Open. No man a lot more Australian Open titles than Djokovics six.