In Melbourne starts the qualifying tournament of the Open championship of Australia on tennis. The selection of the first season of “Grand slam” with prize Fund of $ 49.1 million Russians announced ten – eight girls and two men.
While in the women’s qualification five Russians received a number of “seeding”, which means they are the favourites. The third racket of the selection Varvara Gracheva in the first round will play against Chloe Paquet (France), Anna Kalinskaya (“crops” №5) – Sara Errani (Italy), Andy Murray (No. 6) –with Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine), Lyudmila Samsonov (no. 12) – with Jiajing Liu (China), Varvara Flink (No. 16) – with Doden Océan (France).
in addition undecided and the opponents for the three “asiany” women of Russia: Valeria Savinykh at the start of the qualification will meet Nactoy Baines (UK), Kamila Rakhimova – with Destani IAVA (Australia), Marina Melnikova (Russia) – with Chihiro Muramatsu (Japan).
In the men’s qualification play our Evgeny Donskoy (No. 6) and Andrey Vatutin. Donskoy will start selection of the match against the Brazilian joão Menezes, but Vatutin got “seeded” Slovak Andrei Martin (No. 5).