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Zoe Hives to take on American in Australian Open

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The draw for the Australian Open has been announced and Ballarat's Zoe Hives will play American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the opening round next week.

33-year-old Mattek-Sands is ranked 348, with her highest singles ranking number 30, but she has made it to world number one in the doubles rankings.

Hives has received a wild card for the tournament at Melbourne Park, after also picking up a wild card in the Hobart International in which she made it through to the second round.

22-year-old Hives will take on Mattek-Sands on Monday.