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Battle for number 1 in the world16-01-2018
Simona Hallep was first placed under number one in a Grand Slam tournament. She took advantage of Serena Williams` absence and finished last year at the top of the world rankings. The Romanian is in an excellent position, as it will not defend points in the Australian Open, where last season was eliminated in the first round. But Halle will have to look behind her, because five tennis players have a chance to climb first if she is wrong.
Should reach the semifinals to have a chance
After a season in which she approached her best shape, the Danishman returned to the top 5 for the first time since 2015. Wozniacki was ranked No. 2 on a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in six years. Her best achievement in Melbourne is to reach the semifinals in 2011. Since then she has gone further than the eighth finals only once. She will try to get back to the top for the first time since January 2012.
Must reach the final to have a chance
Muguruza wins her second Grand Prixhelmet of Wimbledon last season. The 24-year-old Spaniard has reached the first place in the world after the US Open, but it has been held for a month before Halep overtakes her. He arrived in Melbourne with some worries about his physical condition. Her best performance at the Australian Open was last year when the quarterfinals.
She has to reach the semi-finals to have a chance
The Ukrainian has won the most titles last season and started the year in this style. She lost only one set on her way to the tenth title in her career, won in Brisbane. From five attempts she did not go further than the third round in Melbourne.
Should Win the Title To Have a Chance
Last season, Plickova became the first cheerleader at the top of the world rankings after a strong first half of the year that included two titles and a semifinalof Roland Garros. Her best achievement in Melbourne is a quarter-final that came last season. Before arriving in Melbourne, she had not won a set since the start of the year after losing her first round in Shenzhen
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