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Tennis Photo Gallery Australian Open Women’s Contenders • Osaka, Kenin, Halep, Muguruza and More

Defending Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin will play Aussie wild card Maddison Inglis in her opener. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS
Victoria Azarenka won back-to-back Australian Open titles in 2012 and 2013. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE
Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep was a 2018 AO finalist. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
Johanna Konta, a 2016 Australian Open semifinalist, is aiming to improve on her 2020 first-round exit. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS
Garbine Muguruza avenged her AO final loss to Sofia Kenin sweeping their quarterfinal at the Yarra Valley Classic. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is a 2020 Australian Open semifinalist. EPA-EFE/KELLY BARNES
Two-time US Open champion Naomi Osaka is eyeing her second AO title. EPA-EFE/DEAN LEWINS
Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek will play Arantxa Rus in her AO opener. EPA-EFE/DAVE HUNT
Seventh-seeded Aryna Sabalenka is set to face Viktoria Kuzmova in her opener. EPA-EFE/NOUSHAD THEKKAYIL
Serena Williams owns a 7-1 lifetime record in Australian Open finals. EPA-EFE/DAVE HUNT