No time to rest for Caroline Wozniacki after the Australian Open. On the contrary of Simona Halep, who withdrew at the last minute, the new world No. 1 and Australian Open champion entered the main draw and would make her debut on Thursday against Tatjana Maria or the Russian wild card Anastasia Potapova.
There is a huge climate and time zone difference between Australia and Russia, Wozniacki must be also very tired but at the moment she wants to give herself a shot. In the quarter-finals Caroline would be set to meet Daria Kasatkina, in the semis one between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or Kristina Mladenovic.
Just Mladenovic is the defending champion and she will try to break a 15-loss streak that started in early August. She will face Sorana Cirstea or Dominika Cibulkova in her first match. In the bottom half Jelena Ostapenko opens her campaign against Kiki Bertens or Vera Zvonareva, in the quarters the Latvian would meet Petra Kvitova or Elena Vesnina, who were both granted a wild card, then Caroline Garcia or Julia Goerges in the semis.