Nastya did not have a good year last year, descending in the rankings for the first time in two years. As you see, she dropped 20 spots in the rankings within a year.
The slate is clean for 2013, however
She starts her year in Brisbane. Here is her draw:
(6)Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
(wc)Olivia Rogowska (AUS) v Q
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) v (4)Angelique Kerber (GER)
Not the toughest, but also not the easiest. If she is on form, she should easily pass Lucie, who she has a 1:0 lead against, h2h. Just one win will match her success last year in Brisbane.