Originally Posted by C. W. Fields
Well, Lisicki had a bad run the end of last season but I think there's about a 50-50 chance of a Caro 1R exit!
If she survives that match, she may play Donna Vekic in 2R!
Likely Pavlyuchenkova in 3R.
If she gets past the early rounds, it's actually a decent draw, she has the by far preferable higher seed in a potential 4R match: Errani.
Decent later rounds don't mean that much to Caro these days though. Sure before her slump it would have been nice, but now she needs getting into tournaments.
These draws are getting kind of annoying. Caro has now gotten a top 40 ranked player in the 1st round of two of her last three slams.
As a matter of fact, Lisicki has the same ranking Paszek did, #37. Lisicki is someone who would normally be ranked inside the top 30, likely the top 20 and Paszek is arguably top 20 on grass. In Sydney, she had to play Kuznetsova early would likely be ranked inside the top if not for her long time out due to injury.