CAROLINE WOZNIACKI is no stranger to tough draws in 2015 and today she faces another as she begins her Dubai Championships campaign against Sam Stosur.
Wozniacki is back in the world’s top five for the first time in three years but at last month’s Australian Open she landed Victoria Azarenka in round two and promptly crashed out. Now she’s hoping for a longer run in the Emirates where she’s fourth favourite for the title at 8-1 with Coral.
The Dane had a bye in the opener and is 1-2 at Betfred to progress past former US Open champ Stosur, who’s chalked up at 7-4 by Ladbrokes.
Ana Ivanovic – a 10-1 title shot at bet365 – faces Sabine Lisicki in an intriguing clash and is
2-5 at Skybet against the 9-4 German.
There’s plenty more top tennis action on Tuesday and Rafa Nadal plays his first match since the Australian Open when he tackles home favourite Thomaz Bellucci at the ATP Rio.
Elsewhere there’s more early-round matches at the Welsh Open snooker – where Shaun Murphy suffered a shock early exit yesterday – plus Afghanistan v Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup in the early hours.
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