Kazakhstan’s Rybakina to face ex-World No. 1 in Australian Open opener

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World No. 3 Elena Rybakina will face former World No. 1 Karolína Plíšková in round one of the upcoming 2024 Australian Open in Melbourne, Kazinform News Agency cites Sports.kz.

If 3rd seed Rybakina holds off Plíšková, she will take on the winner of Spanish Christina Bucsa vs Russian Anna Blinkova opener.

Another Kazakhstani Yulia Putintseva will play against one of the qualifiers.

Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik seeded 31st will likewise face a qualifier in the opening round of the 2024 Grand Slam in Australia.

Both Rybakina and Bublik are now in Adelaide and are expected to fight for the WTA 500 and ATP 250 titles in the quarterfinals.

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