Halep arrives as world No. 1 but is yet to win a grand slam title. AFP
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Picking a women's singles champion at the Australian Open could resemble a lucky dip this year with Serena Williams' continued absence again leaving the door ajar.Simona Halep arrives as world No. 1 but is yet to win a grand slam title, having fallen agonizingly short at the French Open last year when she was ambushed by the ferocious hitting of Latvian Jelena Ostapenko.Caroline Wozniacki, seeded two, will be fancying her chances of a first grand slam title, while who would bet against Venus Williams flying the family flag at 37 years of age, although a first round against Belinda Bencic is a tough opening hurdle.Evert, however, believes it could be Romanian Halep's turn.Halep could face twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the third round and is in the same half as Muguruza who may have to get past Sharapova in round four.
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