However the match can now start on Monday with gamers studying on Friday who they’ll face within the first spherical.
Defending males’s champion Novak Djokovic will play world No. 66 Jeremy Chardy, whereas second seed Rafael Nadal goes up in opposition to No. 56 Laslo Djere.
Djokovic, an eight-time champion in Melbourne, is in the identical half of the draw as Alexander Zverev, Stan Wawrinka and final 12 months’s runner-up Dominic Thiem.
Nadal, hoping to win his second Australian Open title, will probably should face Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev or Andrey Rublev if he’s to achieve the ultimate.
Within the girls’s draw, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty faces Danka Kovinic within the first spherical, and second seed and two-time grand slam winner Simona Halep performs No. 140 and residential favourite Lizette Cabrera.
Williams faces a health race forward of her first-round recreation after she withdrew from the semifinal of the Yarra Valley Traditional warmup match with a proper shoulder damage, handing Australia’s Barty a walkover to the ultimate.
The 23-time grand slam winner additionally mentioned upon arriving in Australia that the later begin date had helped her get well from an Achilles damage.
In the meantime, Nadal, who may cross Roger Federer’s tally of 20 grand slam titles in Melbourne, faces damage issues of his personal with a stiff decrease again maintaining him out of the ATP Cup.
Whereas a lot of the buildup to the Australian open has been dominated by coronavirus protocols and participant quarantines, organizers will now be hopeful that the match can progress easily over the following fortnight.
The Victoria state well being division introduced on Friday that it had recorded zero native circumstances of Covid-19 from 14,612 exams.
The optimistic take a look at earlier this week broke a run of 28 days with no group transmission within the state of Victoria.