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    Iga Świątek Gears Up for Australian Open Opener Against Sofia Kenin

    The Australian Open draw has been revealed, setting the tone for a thrilling kickoff to the Grand Slam tournament. Poland’s tennis player, Iga Świątek, is set to launch her quest with a formidable first-round clash against none other than the 2020 Australian Open title-holder, Sofia Kenin.

    Kenin, presently occupying the 38th spot in the WTA rankings, poses a significant challenge for Świątek. Despite her recent exit from the Hobart tournament, where Daria Saville eliminated her in the 1/8 finals (7:6, 6:1), Kenin’s track record, including her Australian Open triumph, underscores her court prowess.

    Looking ahead, the road for Świątek in subsequent rounds appears demanding. Potential matchups include second-round battles against Danielle Collins or Angelique Kerber, while the third round could see her face tough opponents like Marie Bouzkova, Linda Noskova, or McCartney Kessler. The competition intensifies in the fourth round, featuring formidable players such as Veronika Kudermetova, Elina Svitolina, and Katerina Siniakova.

    As the tournament unfolds, the quarterfinals might set up challenging clashes for Świątek, possibly against competitors like Marketa Vondrousova, Jelena Ostapenko, Victoria Azarenka, or Emma Navarro.

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