A tearful Murray announced that on Friday, tearful Murray will be retiring in the Melbourne Arena for the last professional match and that he has announced his imminent retirement on Friday
Although his mind and most of his body are more than willing, his right hip leaves him severely affected. In the form and one of the largest grinders on tour, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut offers a tremendous challenge.
Edmund hoped for a nice draw like the 13th seed, but his luck was out. The semifinalist last year will face former 10-plus stalwart Berdych, whose leading position dropped to 57 following back problems which he missed the second half of the last season.
— Kyle Edmund (@kyle8edmund) January 8, 2019
Australia's Tomic won a first- round, high- profile match against Marin Cilic last year. Bernard Tomic did not qualify twelve months ago but returned to the top 100.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) January 6, 2019
Wozniacki defied Simona Halep 12 months ago, but it was a battle for the rest of 2018 and she revealed a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in October.
Belgian Van Uytvanck is not in tough courts at her best but has been able to win great games hence Caroline Wozniacki vs Alison Van Uytvanck would be an interesting match to watch.
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Stephens’ last six grand slams have yielded one title, one final, one quarter-final and three first-round exits, which rather sums up the fifth seed’s unpredictability. In the first round here, she takes on one of the most stylish players in the draw in fellow American Taylor Townsend.