Her opponent will be Alison van Uytvanck of Belgium, who was also ranked in the top 40 at one stage but has dropped to 398th place after a series of back injuries.

It will be their first time playing each other in singles.

The winner of that match is likely to face 3rd seed Coco Gauff of the USA in the second round.

Zidanšek's match will be the 4th and final one on Court No.7 today.

Play begins there at 11 a.m.

Foto: Reuters
Foto: Reuters