London, UK, 25 June 2021 | Leigh Rogers

The Wimbledon 2021 singles draws are set – and there are mixed fortunes for our Aussie hopes.

Ash Barty is the top seed in the ladies’ singles draw. The 25-year-old begins her campaign against Carla Suarez Navarro. The 32-year-old Spaniard is a former world No.6, who has just returned to the tour after overcoming cancer.

Sam Stosur, who is making her 17th Wimbledon appearance, entered the draw using her protected ranking of No.97. The 37-year-old meets world No.47 Shelby Rogers in the first round, while Ajla Tomljanovic has drawn Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen.

Aussie qualifer Ellen Perez also plays a fellow qualifier – France’s Clara Burel, who defeated Australia’s Storm Sanders in the final qualifying round today.

> READ: Ellen Perez qualifies for Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2021
Ladies’ singles, first round
Player Rank Player Rank
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) 1 v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 138
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 73 v [Q] Greet Minnen (BEL) 106
Sam Stosur (AUS) 151 v Shelby Rogers (USA) 47
[Q] Ellen Perez (AUS) 231 v [Q] Clara Burel (FRA) 142

> VIEW: Full Wimbledon 2021 ladies’ singles draw

Alex de Minaur, the No.15 seed, leads the Australian charge in the gentlemen’s singles draw. The 22-year-old, who is one of nine Aussies in the field, faces rising American Sebastian Korda in the opening round.

John Millman, Australia’s No.2-ranked man, has been handed a tough draw too. He plays world No.10 and Wimbledon 2019 semifinalist Roberto Bautista Agut.

In his tour return, Nick Kyrgios has been pitted against No.21 seed Ugo Humbert. This is a rematch of their epic Australian Open second-round match in February, where Kyrgios saved two match points to win in five sets.

Wimbledon 2021
Gentlemen’s singles, first round
Player Rank Player Rank
[15] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 18 v Sebastian Korda (USA) 50
John Millman (AUS) 43 v [8] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 10
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 61 v [21] Ugo Humbert (FRA) 25
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 67 v Kei Nishikori (JPN) 53
Jordan Thompson (AUS) 76 v [12] Casper Ruud (NOR) 14
James Duckworth (AUS) 88 v Radu Albot (MDA) 92
[Q] Chris O’Connell (AUS) 131 v [13] Gael Monfils (FRA) 16
[WC] Alex Bolt (AUS) 150 v Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 44
[Q] Marc Polmans (AUS) 154 v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 624

> VIEW: Full Wimbledon 2021 gentlemen’s singles draw

Main draw action at Wimbledon begins on Monday 28 June.