Madrid, Spain, 3 May 2014 |

Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt will fly the Aussie flag in the women’s and men’s main draw singles action at the prestigious Mutua Madrid Open.

Stosur, unseeded at the US$9.5 million event, finds herself with a tough opening round encounter against Australian Open 2014 finalist and ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova.

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Stosur, currently ranked 19th, has never dropped a set to the Slovakian in three career meetings, and won their only match on clay in the quarterfinals of the 2012 French Open.

Should she get past Cibulkova, Stosur faces a projected second round meeting with big-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza; in-form No.8 seed Maria Sharapova looms in round three.

Hewitt, meanwhile, opens against a qualifier in his first ever visit to Madrid.

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The veteran Australian has landed in a tough section of the draw bookended by 11th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (his projected second round foe) and No.7 seed Andy Murray, who is a likely third-round opponent.

Hewitt’s compatriots Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic will aim to join Hewitt by way of qualifying.

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Tomic, seeded 12th, takes on Frenchman Michael Llodra in his opening match while Matosevic, seeded seventh, faces Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

The tournament, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA Tour and an ATP Masters 1000 tournament on the men’s side, will be staged on 2-11 May at La Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain.