Heather Watson is one of three former champions competing in Hobart this week - the 2015 winner lining up alongside Alizé Cornet, 2016 champion, and Mona Barthel, victorious in 2012.

Not 19 until May, Dayana Yastremska is the youngest player at this week's event. The Ukranian, who faces Laura Siegemund in the opening round on Monday, hopes to build on her WTA title in Hong Kong late last year.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will reach the milestone of 400 career victories should the Russian reach the last four in Hobart this week.

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova lost to Evgeniya Rodina in the pair's sole career match-up to date, losing in straight sets to the Russian at Poitiers in 2016.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won the only previous meeting with Vera Lapko, taking the honors in Linz last year.

Heather Watson seeks to avenge her only previous encounter with Irina Camelia-Begu, having lost to the Romanian in straight sets at Indian Wells six years ago.

The 2017 French Open was the only other tournament where Ana Bogdan and Ons Jabeur have met, with the Tunisian winning at Roland Garros in straight sets.


Play starts at noon

P Parmentier (FRA) v E Perez (AUS) 
L Siegemund (GER) v D Yastremska (UKR) 
[5] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v V Lapko (BLR) 

Not before 6pm
H Watson (GBR) v I Begu (ROU)
A Bogdan (ROU) v O Jabeur (TUN)

Play starts at 11am

A Schmiedlova (SVK) v E Rodina (RUS) 
G Minnen (BEL) v K Kozlova (UKR) 

Not before 3.30pm
L Arruabarrena (ESP) / S Sorribes Tormo (ESP) v [4] K Flipkens (BEL) / J  Larsson (SWE) 
After suitable rest
Z  Hives (AUS) / E Perez (AUS) v D Jurak (CRO) / D Krawczyk (USA)

Dry, warm and overcast. Maximum temperature: 22C.