Dellacqua to face Zvonareva in first round

Casey Dellacqua will face former world No.2 Vera Zvonareva in the first round of Australian Open 2014.

A dual Australian Open semifinalist, Zvonareva is unseeded at this year’s event after spending 18 months on the sidelines following shoulder surgery. She has played just one match since the London Olympics, a 7-5 6-3 loss to Li Na in Shenzhen.

Speaking at today’s draw, Dellacqua said she’s happy with her form and fitness so far this year.

“It’s been really good, I’ve done all I hoped for, [but] I would have liked to have won a few more matches.”

Dellcqua will join forces with regular doubles partner Ashleigh Barty once again. The duo made the first of three Grand Slam doubles finals in Melbourne in 2013.

The doubles draw will be released week beginning 13 January.

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