It will be an hot Thursday January 18 and not only for the very high temperatures planned. On the Rod Laver Arena it will be Maria Sharapova and Anastasija Sevastova to open the day. The Russian will try to take the revenge after losing to Sevastova at the US Open last year.
Afterthat, Garbine Muguruza faces Su-Wei Hsieh. Not before 2:00 PM, Novak Djokovic will play Gael Monfils, who could be dangerous when it comes to big matches. Ashleigh Barty and Camila Giorgi will open the night session, Roger Federer and Jan-Lennard Struff will close it.
On the Margaret Court Arena Dominic Thiem is opposite to Denis Kudla. Angelique Kerber tries to keep her momentum going against Donna Vekic. In the night session Simona Halep faces Eugenie Bouchard, then Stan Wawrinka, who struggled to overcome his opening match, plays Tennys Sandgren. Also Juan Martin del Potro, Alexander Zverev on Court.