Andrea at the Australian Open: I must not underestimate it!

Andrea at the Australian Open: I must not underestimate it!

The first Grand Slam of the season is here. The best result of Andrea Hlavackova at the Australian Open was in 2011, when she played in the 2nd round. What will happen this year?

How do you spend the last hour before the first Grand Slam of the season?
My coach Tomas Petera trains me in Melbourne. I like this surrounding, so I really enjoy it and look forward to entry into tournament.

You will play against unknown Croatian Donna Vekic. What do you think about it?
The draw could be probably even more difficult, but I must not underestimate her. She is young player, playing just a while, but she has interesting results. Being in sixteen years there where she is, that´s saying something.

Together with Lucie Hradecka you played last year in doubles semifinals in Melbourne. How do you want to end up this year?
We will see. (laughs) In Sydney we were warming up and we hope it will be good. In the first round we will play against Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) and Christina McHale (USA) and like the second seeded pair we have to fulfill the role of the favorites.

Will you play in the mix?
Yes, my partner will be Italian Daniele Bracciali. He defeated me twice in the mix. So I will try it with him. (laughs)

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