AO draw is out...
Halep is not gonna remain #1; to have a realistic chance, she neede to get into the QF, but that requires her to beat Venus in R3 and Serena in R4.
Perfect draw for Serena; those first 3 rounds look like the perfect build-up, with a nice test in R4 (in theory the winner of Halep vs Venus).
After that, she will be in a flow to get very deep.
Kerber her quarter looks the easiest; reaching the SF shoudl not be a problem ad with an early Halep-exit, the #1 sport looks probable.
Third quarter (in theory):
R3: Kvitova vs Bencic
R3: Anisimova vs Sabalenka
Winners facing each other in R4.
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