The draw for Genie’s first WTA tournament of 2018 has been released. Genie is playing the Hobart International in Hobart, Australia and has been drawn to play world no.73 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the first round.
Genie has never played the 19-year-old before. The first seed Genie can meet is top seed Shuai Zhang of China in the second round.
Hobart is an international event played on hard courts and Genie has played in the Tasmanian capital once before and reached the final in 2016.