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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – The second WTA 500 lead-in event has the World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty heading the field.

 

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Tournament Fast Facts

Level WTA 500
Surface Hard (O)
Singles Draw 64
Doubles Draw 32
Prize Money $442,020
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Top seeds [1] Ashleigh Barty

[2] Sofia Kenin

[3] Karolina Pliskova

[4] Petra Kvitova

[5] Serena Williams

[6] Garbiñe Muguruza

[7] Petra Martic

[8] Marketa Vondrousova

Top Half [1] Ashleigh Barty

[7] Petra Martic

[3] Karolina Pliskova

[5] Serena Williams

Bottom Half [8] Marketa Vondrousova

[4] Petra Kvitova

[6] Garbiñe Muguruza

[2] Sofia Kenin

 

 

WTA Yarra Valley Classic Open Draw & Results

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Order of Play (DS, DD)
Singles
Doubles
Qualifying

 

[1] Ashleigh Barty

The World No. 1 started out her Adelaide stint in spirited fashion before lapsing a little in concentration but all in all looked sharp and looked none the worse for not having played since the end of February last year.

Barty’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Ana Bogdan | H2H: First Meeting
  • R3: Marie Bouzkova [16] | H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Petra Martic [7] | H2H: Tied at 1-1
  • SF: Karolina Pliskova [3] | H2H: Barty leads 4-2
  • F: Sofia Kenin [2] | H2H: Barty leads 4-2

 

[2] Sofia Kenin

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Kenin got her year off to a decent start, reaching the quarter-finals in the season opener in Abu Dhabi, as she prepares to defend a Slam title for the first time.

Kenin’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Camila Giorgi | H2H: First Meeting
  • R3: Kristina Mladenovic [15] | H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Garbiñe Muguruza [6] | H2H: Kenin leads 2-0
  • SF: Petra Kvitova [4] | H2H: Kvitova leads 2-0
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] | H2H: Barty leads 4-2

 

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[3] Karolina Pliskova

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Pliskova’s new partnership with Sascha Bajin stuttered with a second round loss in Abu Dhabi, but certainly could eye up a deeper run here.

Pliskova’s Path to the final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Zhu Lin | H2H: Pliskova leads 1-0
  • R3: Danielle Collins [13] | H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Serena Williasms [5] | H2H: Tied at 2-2
  • SF: Ashleigh Barty [1] | H2H: Barty leads 4-2
  • F: Sofia Kenin [2] | H2H: Pliskova leads 4-0

 

[4] Petra Kvitova

Kvitova will be taking to the court for the first time since last year’s rescheduled French Open, but has been one of the fortunate few who have been able to train during her quarantine.

 

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Kvitova’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Arantxa Rus | H2H: First Meeting
  • R3: Nadia Podoroska [14] | H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Marketa Vondrousova [8] | H2H: First Meeting (Vondrousova 2-0 in league/exhibitions)
  • SF: Sofia Kenin [2] | H2H: Kvitova leads 2-1
  • F: Ashleigh Barty [1] H2H: Kvitova 5-4

 

The WTA Yarra Valley Classic takes place between 31 January – 6 February (GMT +11 hours)

 

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