(4)Anna-Lena Friedsam v Andreea Mitu
Aleksandra Krunic v Zarina Diyas
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn v Stephanie Dubois
Alberta Brianti v (15)Alexandra Panova
Tough draw, but she has won both matches against Friedsam when they played each other last year and apart from that she has already beaten higher ranked opponents in QR1 at GS. I hope she won't be rusty, though.
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Andreea begins her year at the AOQ, and she has Q64 points to defend from last year. Friedsam is not the ideal opponent to meet in the first round-- Andreea won both of the matches against her in the third-set tiebreak, and Friedsam may be a bit more match-fit right now. Still, Andreea has more experience at the Slam level. We'll see how it goes.