Top Czech hopes in easy draws

Top Czech tennis singles hopes for the upcoming Australian Open have been given relatively easy opening draws. Men’s singles seventh seed, Tomáš Berdych, has been drawn in the first round against Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov, who is ranked 92 in the world. Petra Kvitová, seeded six, will play Thai Luksika Kumkhum, ranked 87, in the women’s singles. Czech Klara Zakopalová has the chance of a famous scalp in her first round match against local favourite Samantha Stosur, seeded 17. The first Grand Slam event of the year starts on January 13.

Author: Chris Johnstone