Sport Australian Open: Daria Gavrilova gains from withdrawals

12:06  12 january  2017
12:06  12 january  2017 Source:   MSN

Australian Open: Daria Gavrilova into Australian Open second round after comeback win over Naomi Broady

  Australian Open: Daria Gavrilova into Australian Open second round after comeback win over Naomi Broady Daria Gavrilova thrills local fans, reaching the second round of the Australian Open in three tough sets against Naomi Broady. In front of an enthusiastic Margaret Court Arena crowd itching for a reason to cheer after Samantha Stosur's exit earlier in the day, Gavrilova clawed her way back from one set down to beat the Brit 3-6, 6-4, 7-5."I like spending a lot of time on the court. I can't win in under two hours," she said in her post-match interview."It's great to be here playing in front of my friends my family and just being at home.

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World No.8 Madison Keys (wrist), No.11 Petra Kvitova (hand) and No.14 Victoria Azarenka (maternity leave) confirmed their absence from the first grand slam of the season starting on Monday.

The withdrawals ensured world No.25 Gavrilova, who captured fans' attention with her run to the Australian Open fourth round last year, was installed as the No.22 seed on Thursday.

It means she no longer faces the prospect of a daunting third round clash with a top-eight opponent that would have been her lot otherwise

Daria Gavrilova craves big stage of Australian Open

  Daria Gavrilova craves big stage of Australian Open Daria Gavrilova, arguably Australia's top hope at the Australian Open, is embracing the pressure and prospect of big crowds at Melbourne Park. Daria Gavrilova will embrace the pressure of being a local hope at the Australian Open as she bids to better last year's memorable run to the final 16 at Melbourne Park.World No.25 Gavrilova is close to becoming Australia's top female player on the world rankings, currently sitting four spots away from Samantha Stosur.Gavrilova, who was born in Moscow but now resides in Melbourne, shot to prominence last year in her first grand slam as an Australian citizen.

Local hope Daria Gavrilova is a beneficiary from the seedings for the Australian Open following the withdrawal of three top-15 women players. World No.8 Madison Keys (wrist), No.11 Petra Kvitova (hand) and No.14 Victoria Azarenka (maternity leave) confirmed their absence from the first grand slam of the season starting on Monday. The withdrawals ensured world No.25 Gavrilova , who captured fans' attention with her run to the Australian Open fourth round last year, was installed as the No.22 seed on Thursday.

Daria Gavrilova , or Dasha, as she is known to fans, has been on a rollercoaster ride since meeting longtime Australian boyfriend (and fellow professional tennis player) Luke Saville at the junior Davis Cup five years ago. Gavrilova ended 2015 ranked number 36, and she began 2016 in top form, conquering Elina Svitolina in the Hopman Cup to contribute to team Australia Green's victory and making it to the fourth round of this year's Australian Open .

Countrywoman Sam Stosur is ranked No.21 but goes in as the 18th seed.

Like Gavrilova, it still means she will likely need to beat a higher-ranked seed in the third round if she is to match her best efforts at Melbourne Park of fourth round in 2006 and 2010.

On the men's side, Nick Kyrgios enters as 14th seed and Bernard Tomic will be 27th seed, matching their world rankings.

Crucially, Kyrgios' seeding inside the top 16 means he will not have to play anyone ranked above him until the fourth round.

Fellow Australian Tomic, who has fallen from his career peak of world No.17, isn't so lucky, and could face a top-10 player in the third round.

Fan favourite Roger Federer will play as the 17th seed, matching the number of grand slams he's won as he pursues a fifth Australian Open title and first since 2010.

Daria Gavrilova out for redemption

  Daria Gavrilova out for redemption Australia's Hopman Cup title defence is over after they lost their opening two ties to Spain and the Czech Republic.Gavrilova's summer has started in disappointing fashion, losing her first two Hopman Cup singles matches to leave Australia's title defence in tatters.

Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber are confirmed as top seeds for the Australian Open , as Daria Gavrilova and Sam Stosur rise in the seedings thanks to withdrawals .

Daria Alexeyevna Gavrilova (Russian: Дарья Алексеевна Гаврилова; born 5 March 1994) is a Russian born Australian tennis player. She represented Russia until 2015, before emigrating to Australia .

His seeding means he is on track to play a higher-ranked player after just two matches at Melbourne Park.

Each of the top 32 men are lining up at Melbourne Park, with world No.39 Juan Martin Del Potro the highest-profile non-attendee.

The seeds list confirms Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber will both enter a grand slam as top seed for the first time.

Both became world No.1 at the end of 2016 and are favourites to win their tournaments.

The draw for the 128-player fields will take place on Friday at Melbourne Park.

LEADING AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017 SEEDINDS

Men's seeds:

1. Andy Murray (GBR)

2. Novak Djokovic (SRB)

3. Milos Raonic (CAN)

4. Stan Wawrinka (SUI)

5. Kei Nishikori (JPN)

6. Gael Monfils (FRA)

7. Marin Cilic (CRO)

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT)

9. Rafael Nadal (ESP)

10. Tomas Berdych (CZE)

Others: 14. Nick Kyrgios (AUS), 17. Roger Federer (SUI), 27. Bernard Tomic (AUS).

Women's seeds:

1. Angelique Kerber (GER)

2. Serena Williams (USA)

3. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

4. Simona Halep (ROU)

5. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)

6. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

7. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

9. Johanna Konta (GBR)

10. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Others: 18. Samantha Stosur (AUS), 22. Daria Gavrilova (AUS).

Australia's Hopman Cup title defence over .
Australia's Hopman Cup title defence is over after they lost 2-1 to the Czech Republic.But Australia's Hopman Cup title defence is over after they suffered a shock 2-1 loss to the lowly Czech Republic on Tuesday night.

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