Tokyo, Japan, 22 July 2021 | Leigh Rogers

World No.1 Ash Barty faces Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in her Olympic Games debut.

Barty, who will be competing for the first time since winning Wimbledon, has never previously played the world No.48.

Olympic debutant Ajla Tomljanovic and five-time Olympian Sam Stosur have both been pitted against players from Kazakhstan in their opening-round singles matches.

Tomljanovic plays former world No.25 Yaroslava Shvedova, who recently returned to the tour after having twins, while Stosur meets world No.20 Elena Rybakina.

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Tokyo Olympic Games
Women’s singles, first round 
Player Rank Player Rank
[1] Ash Barty (AUS) 1 v Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 48
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 51 v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 454
Sam Stosur (AUS) 186 v [15] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 20

> VIEW: Full Olympic Games women’s singles draw

John Millman is spearheading the Australian charge in the men’s singles competition.

The 32-year-old, who is making his second Olympic Games appearance, plays 19-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti in the opening round. It will be Millman’s first career meeting against the rising Musetti, who pushed world No.1 Novak Djokovic to five sets in the fourth round at Roland Garros earlier this year.

James Duckworth is the other Aussie hope in men’s singles. Competing in his first Olympic Games, 29-year-old Duckworth plays Slovak Luka Klein in the first round.

Tokyo Olympic Games
Men’s singles, first round 
Player Rank Player Rank
John Millman (AUS) 44 v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 61
James Duckworth (AUS) 77 v Luka Klein (SVK) 246

> VIEW: Full Olympic Games men’s singles draw

Ash Barty and Storm Sanders are the sixth seeds in the women’s doubles draw. They begin their campaign against local hopes Nao Hibino and Makoto Ninomiya.

Ellen Perez and Sam Stosur have drawn Latvian duo Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova in the first round.

Tokyo Olympic Games
Women’s doubles, first round 
[6] Ash Barty/Storm Sanders (AUS) v Nao Hibino/Makoto Ninomiya (JPN)
Ellen Perez/Sam Stosur (AUS) v Jelena Ostapenko/Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

> VIEW: Full Olympic Games women’s doubles draw

Both of the Australian pairs in the men’s doubles draw have avoided seeded opponents in the opening round.

John Peers and Max Purcell will play Americans Austin Krajicek and Tennys Sandgren, while John Millman and Luke Saville have been pitted against experienced Austrian combination Oliver Marach and Philipp Oswald.

Tokyo Olympic Games
Men’s doubles, first round 
John Peers/Max Purcell (AUS) v Austin Krajicek/Tennys Sandgren (USA)
John Millman/Luke Saville (AUS) v Oliver Marach/Philipp Oswald (AUT)

> VIEW: Full Olympic Games men’s doubles draw

The tennis competition in Tokyo begins on Saturday and the mixed doubles draw will be revealed on Tuesday.