In 2010 Kirilenko reached the quarterfinals here, while she came to the second round last year. That is a lot more than Gajdosova has ever achieved in Melbourne. Despite her status as Australian, in her eight previous attempts she has never succeeded in getting to the second round.Igor Kunitsyn – Pablo Andujar
They have met once, last year on grass, where Kunitsyn won 7-5 6-1. Andujar has three times previously tried his luck at the Australian Open, but has never won a match, and apart from French Open, he’s never moved on from the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.Ekatarina Makarova – Tamarine Tanasugarn
It is very long ago that Tanasugarn has done anything to create a stir in a Grand Slam tournament, while Makarova reached the fourth round here in Melbourne in 2011, so there are many points to defend in the rankings. It increases the motivation.Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – Mikhail Kukushkin
Lopez won their only meeting so far, which was on hard court last year. He reached the quarterfinals in Auckland, warming up to this tournament, reached the third round of Australian Open last year, so there is something to defend for the Spaniard, and he can not complain about the draw.
Thomaz Bellucci – Dudi Sela
They met twice in 2011, with Sela winning both. The last time was in November in Brazil, Belluccis home turf. Both matches were on hard surfaces, as in Melbourne.