10 players to watch at the Australian Open

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The first grand slam event of 2018 gets under way on Monday

Roger Federer in action during day seven of the NITTO ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena, London.

The new tennis season kicks off with doubts over big names and opportunities for others as the Australian Open rolls around again.

Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori have all pulled out of the year’s first grand slam, which begins on January 15.

Here, Press Association Sport picks out 10 names likely to challenge for the titles or spring a few surprises.

Simona Halep

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Caroline Wozniacki

Julia Goerges


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Ashleigh Barty


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Belinda Bencic


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Roger Federer

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Grigor Dimitrov

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David Goffin

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Juan Martin del Potro

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Andrey Rublev

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