Israel’s three representatives in the singles draws of the Australian Open will all be in action Monday as the tournament opens.

Dudi Sela – ranked 68th – faced Jarko Nieminen (39) in the first round of the men’s singles early Monday morning.

Shahar Pe’er – 77th in the world – will play former doubles partner Monica Niculescu (60) while Julia Glushko – No. 89 – will come up against Lucie Safarova (27).


Israeli women's singles player Julia Glushko. (Israel Tennis Association)

Meanwhile, Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich were drawn on Sunday to play Daniele Bracciali and Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round of the doubles tournament.

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