• Russian returns to tournament where she failed drugs test in 2016
  • Sharapova opens against Tatjana Maria; Johanna Konta plays Madison Brengle

If Johanna Konta wants to win her first grand slam title in the country where she was born – and she is among a slew of contenders hoping the absence of the title holder, Serena Williams, will open up the draw over the next fortnight – she may have to beat the 2008 champion, Maria Sharapova, to reach the final.

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