BREAKING NEWS: Halep faces local teen wildcard at Australian Open
Local teenager Destanee Aiava is the first opponent for world number one Simona Halep at the 2018 Australian Open.
World number one Simona Halep will begin her Australian Open campaign against local teenage wildcard Destanee Aiava.
Halep has suffered first-round defeats in her last two trips to Melbourne and remains without a grand slam title, having lost two French Open finals, including last year's to Jelena Ostapenko.
Third seed and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza will face French wildcard Jessika Ponchet, with former world number one and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber placed in her quarter of the draw.