Australian summer-start of 2013!
Maria Kirilenko will start 2013. in Apia International Sydney. Radwanska, Kerber, Errani, Li, Kvitova, Stosur, Wozniacki, Petrova are names that will be seeds, Kiri is just one place far from it!
Last year she lost in 2nd round of q, Arvidsson beat her easy, 6-3, 6-0.
Week after she is gonna play 1st Grand Slam of the year, Australian Open. She had pretty good results there in past, including her very first QF in Slams, in 2010. Last year she retires in 3rd round, after 0-6, 0-1 for Petra Kvitova.
In total, Kirilenko is defending 168 points at Australia( 8 from Sydney, 160 from Australian Open).
In doubles, last year, she and Nadia Petrova lost in semis in Sydney, and in round of 16 in Australian Open, so she defends 480 points in total (200 from Sydney, 280 from Australian Open).
Hope Kiri is healthy and ready for start of new season!