Naomi Osaka lifted the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in both 2019 and 2021 and has won 22 of her past 23 matches in the city of Melbourne. Her first-round opponent will be 20-year-old Camila Osorio of Colombia, who is making her Australian Open debut while sitting at a career-high ranking of No.50.
The four-time major champ Osaka is playing with her new Yonex EZONE tennis racquet.
Elina Svitolina‘s Nike t-shirt states in neon green letters: “Work those buns off.” The queen of cool training tees showed us her beautiful new Nike outfits in a fun TikTok video.
The Melbourne Summer Set 1 champion Simona Halep was spotted laughing with her husband Toni Iuruc during her practice.
For the second day in a row, our photographer is catching up with Amanda Anisimova and her new coach Darren Cahill.
Daria Kasatkina arrived in Melbourne after a semifinal run in Sydney.
The 2016 Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber is making her 49th consecutive main-draw appearance at a Grand Slam. The only active player boasting a better record is Alize Cornet with 60 appearances.
Anett Kontaveit is on a career-high ranking of No.7. The Estonian played the Sydney Tennis Classic semifinals this week, where she blew seven match points before eventually falling to Barbora Krejcikova.
Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk is one of seven teenagers in the women’s singles draw.
Nineteen-year-old Emma Raducanu is making her Australian Open debut and a lot of pressure will be on the reigning US Open champion. To make the situation worse, her first-round opponent will be fellow Grand Slam winner Sloane Stephens.
The 2022 Australian Open is now just hours away. Action starts on Monday, at 11 a.m. Melbourne time.