The Spanish tennis players already know how their path will be in the women’s final draw of the Australian Open, in which they will not be Serena Williams, so she will continue to be unable to match Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam.
Paula Badosa, which will be the eighth seed of the tournament, has been placed in the upper part of the women’s team. A quadrant that is very hard to guess … The Catalan will make her debut against a demanding rival like the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. On his way Badosa could meet Saisai Zheng, star in a Spanish duel in the third round with Sara Sorribes (who will debut against the Belgian Flipkens), and meet in the round of 16 with Coco Gauff or 2020 tournament champion Sofia Kenin before a possible quarter-final match with Svitolina, Ostapenko, her great friend Victoria Azarenka (who already beat her this year in Adelaide) or Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova. In the case of passing all these matches, an even more difficult challenge awaits Badosa in the semifinals: the australiana Ashleigh Barty, first favorite for the title, and who will debut against a player from the previous one on one side of the table in which the Spanish Nuria Párrizas also appears (she will debut against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur).
On the other side of the picture will go Garbiñe Muguruza. The Spanish, number three in the world, will start against the French Clara Burel and could be seen with another French, Alizé Cornet, in the second round and in the third with the Slovenian Tamara Zidansek before a possible round of 16 against Simona Halep or Emma Raducanu and a hypothetical quarterfinal crossover with Kontaveit (world number 7), Collins, Mertens or Rybakina. In the case of overcoming this test Muguruza could be seen in the semifinals with Aryna Sabalenka, second favorite for the title, who will debut against the Australian Storm Sanders.