ATP and WTA PREVIEW | 2024 Adelaide International Day Three as Elena RYBAKINA and Jessica PEGULA begin final Australian Open preparation

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Wednesday, 10 January 2024 at 13:12
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Day Three is here at the Adelaide International and the two main leading lights in the WTA draw will be involved and start their campaigns as well as the top seed in the ATP draw in Elena Rybakina, Jessica Pegula and Tommy Paul.
Our preview takes you through the main talking point and the schedule for the latest day of action in the pre Australian Open warm-up from January 8-13 and sees the final champion crowned before the Grand Slam.

Rybakina surprisingly goes for Brisbane-Adelaide double

After Brisbane, many wouldn't have been surprised if like Kerber and Tomljanovic off the back of the United Cup, Elena Rybakina would've withdrawn from the Adelaide International. Being one of the top seeds and last year's finalist, she will likely play over the first few days of the Australian Open. But she will still be involved this week.
Rybakina sealed the Brisbane International with victory over Aryna Sabalenka in the final and it is a more diminished field this week with Jessica Pegula her main challenger. She will play in the Night Session against Cristina Bucsa. Flanked by Lorenzo Musetti and Jordan Thompson formerly in the opening game.
Jessica Pegula will open up proceedings on Centre Court taking on Bernarda Pera. While Rybakina has been utterly rampant to start the year, it has not been a consistent start for the most consistent player on the WTA Tour with a poor showing at the United Cup including a loss to Katie Boulter. But instead of doing it for her country, she is back to just herself this week.
Also on the schedule on Centre Court is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova v Katerina Siniakova as well as Tommy Paul facing Alex Bolt. That trio of ties flanks the Day Session.
Off on the other courts is where some of the top games could happen including Matteo Arnaldi v Nicolas Jarry, Caroline Garcia v Jelena Ostapenko and Daria Kasatkina v Anna Kalinskaya. With Quarter-Final spots the name of the game, who comes out on top tonight?

2024 Adelaide International Schedule

Centre CourtShow Court 1Show Court 2Show Court 3
Starting at 11:00amStarting at 11:00amStarting at 11:00amStarting at 11:00am
(LL) Bernarda Pera (USA) v (2) Jessica Pegula (USA)Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) v Nicolas Jarry (CHI)Alexander Shevchenko v (WC) Christopher O'Connell (AUS)Doubles
(Q) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs (Q) Katerina Siniakova (CZE)Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) v Sebastian Korda (USA)(SE) Laura Siegemund (GER) v (LL) Ana Bogdan (ROU)Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) v Jack Draper (GBR)
(1) Tommy Paul (USA) v (Q) Alex Bolt (AUS)Caroline Garcia (FRA) v (6) Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)Taylor Townsend (USA) v Marta Kostyuk (UKR)Jiri Lehecka (AUS) v Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
(4) Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) v Jordan Thompson (AUS)Daria Kasatkina v (Q) Anna KalinskayaDoublesDoubles
(1) Elena Rybakina (KAZ) v (LL) Cristina Bucsa (ESP)Ekaterina Alexandrova v (8) Veronika KudermetovaDoublesDoubles

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