The draw for the first Grand Slam of the year at the Australian Open in Melbourne has been released and Genie has been drawn to play world No.121 Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia in the first round. Genie has never played the 22-year-old before. This match will be played on Monday or Tuesday.
No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska is the first seeded Genie can meet and that would be in the second round if both players win their first round matches.
This will be Genie’s fourth appearance at the ‘Sunshine Slam’. Genie’s best result when she made her breakthrough in a Grand Slam when she reached the semis in 2014. Last year, Genie reached the last eight and has 430 points to defend.