Katya finally showed her great potential in 2012, reaching the Top 20:
Question now is-- how much further does she go from here?
Here is her Sydney draw:
(5)Kvitova v Cibulkova
Lepchenko v Makarova
(wc)Rogowska v Kirilenko
Q v (3)Errani
It's not an easy one. Varvara is ranked one spot lower than her, and her form can't be told by her loss to Serena in Brisbane. Varvara did nothing in the warm-ups last year, so on paper Katya should win this round. She then either meets Kvitova or Cibulkova in the second round.