All the four blues in the main draw of the Australian Open on the first day on Monday, first Grand Slam of 2022 (prize money of 54.2 million dollars) which starts on Monday on the hard courts of Melbourne Park in the Australian metropolis. With Giorgi and Paolini – both included in the first quarter, the one manned by the world number one, as well as home favorite, Ashleigh Barty – there are also Bronzetti and Trevisan, promoted by the qualifiers and also finished in the upper part of the scoreboard.
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Camila Giorgi, n.33 del ranking e 30 del seeding, debuts against the Russian Anastasia Potapova, n.67 WTA, never faced in career. The 20-year-old from Saratov is on her fourth appearance in the Slam Down Under where she reached the third round last year. Tenth participation, however, for the 30-year-old from Macerata who also boasts the third round as her best result, achieved on three occasions (2015, 2019 and 2020). For the blue number one second round against the winner of the match between the Czech Tereza Martincova and the American Lauren Davis and probable third round against Barty.
Jasmine Paolini, n.52 WTA, instead he has to contend with the Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse, n.82 of the ranking. The 24-year-old from Bucharest, absolute rookie in Melbourne, is leading by 2-1 in the previous balance with the Tuscan tennis player and has won the very last two challenges, played in Billie Jean King Cup last year and in the second round of the qualifiers of the Us Open of 2019 (Jasmine had instead won in the second round of the ITF of Mamaia in 2016). Sixth presence at the Australian Open for the 26-year-old from Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, the third in the main draw where she is still chasing her first success. The winner of this match would find in the second round either the Russian Veronika Kudermetova (# 28) or the American Claire Liu.